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On July the 11th
A series of 11 bombs exploded in the suburban railway system of Mumbai, India. More than 200 people were killed and 700 injured in the explosions.
Microsoft announced that support for its Windows 98 and Windows Me operating systems was suspended.
Serbian armed forces captured the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than eight thousand people were massacred by the Serbian troops.
A Cubana de Aviacion passenger airplane crashed into the sea, southeast of Cuba. 44 people died in the crash.
A Nationair passenger flight crashed while it was attempting an emergency landing at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 261 people died in the crash.
British actor, Laurence Olivier, was born in Surrey. He is regarded by many as the greatest English-speaking actor of the 20th century.
The United Nations announced the world population surpassed five billion people.
An Ecuadorian passenger flight crashed near Cuenca, Ecuador, resulting in the death of 119 people.
A Brazilian passenger flight crashed near Paris, resulting in the death of 123 peopl onboard. 11 people survived the crash.
Greek athlete, Konstantinos Kenteris, was born in Mytilene. He was the gold medallist in the 2000 Sydney Olympics but failed to run in the 2004 Athens Olympic games after failing to attend a drug test.
The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was published by Harper Lee. Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961.
Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, was born in Piacenza.
Mongolia gained its independence from China. It was closely aligned with the Soviet Union and was proclaimed a democracy in 1992.
The legendary baseball player, Babe Ruth, played his first Major league baseball game.
The city of Tijuana, Mexico was founded.
The classic book, A Tale Of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens was published for the first time.
Greenland was discovered by English explorer, Martin Frobisher.
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