This Week, That Year (July 3rd-9th)

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July 3rd:

On this day in 2016, Muhammad Ali, an American professional boxer and an activist, took his last breath at the age of 74 years. Muhammad Ali is regarded as one of the leading heavyweight boxers of the 20th century. He remains the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion, having won the title in 1964, 1974, and 1978. Between February 25 and September 19, 1964, Ali reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion. He is the only boxer to be named ‘The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year’ six times. After retiring from boxing in 1981, Ali devoted his life to religious and charitable work. Also, in the year 1928, John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London.

July 4th

On this day in 2003, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was arrested for sexual assault. Kobe Bryant is one of the most celebrated basketball players, playing for the team Lakers in NBA. The case for sexual assault complaint was filed by Katelynn Faber, a 19-year-old hotel employee. The case was dropped after Faber refused to testify in the case. A separate civil suit was later filed against Bryant by Faber. This was settled out of court and included Bryant’s publicly apologizing to his accuser, though admitting no guilt on his part.

July 5th

Shopping is no more a hard thing to do. Now-a-days, shopping can be done by just a click of button. Most of us prefer online shopping, and one of the biggest reason of the growth of online shopping sphere is Amazon. On this day in the year 1994, Amazon.com was founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos and since then it has become the leading website for the online shopping.

July 6th

On this day in the year 1946 Sylvester Stallone, American actor/director, born in NYC, New York. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles. Two notable characters he has portrayed are the boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. He is also known as the king of action. Also on this day in the year 2016, Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, was first released and world had gone crazy for it.

July 7th

We all wanted to attend the wizardry school, Hogwarts as a child and were a big fan of the Harry Potter series written by J. W. Rowling. On this day in the year 2011, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2”, the last Harry Potter film, premiered in London marking the end of the epic. On this day in the year 2007, an official declaration of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World was made determined from a worldwide poll organized by the New 7 Wonders Foundation.

July 8th

On this day in the year 1994, Kim Jong-il began to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-Sung. One of the most beloved cricket star, Saurav Ganguly was born on this day in the year 1972. Ganguly led the team to 146 ODI matches, out of which the Indian team won 76 matches. Sourav Ganguly was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004. Who can forget his shirtless stunt at the Lords?

July 9th

On this day in the year 1969, India accepted the Royal Bengal Tiger as its National Animal. Also on this day in the year 2013, almost 250,000 people in over 400 villages were forced to flee their homes due to flooding in the Indian state of Assam. Heavy rain in a neighbouring state caused massive flooding in rivers throughout the region.

Disclaimer: We might have missed on some of the other important events, but these are events which have the highest value in our regards.


About the Author:

Dipesh Jindal (DAV College 10)

Dipesh Jindal
(DAV College 10)

Either silent or sarcastic. An old soul born in 21st century. Ambivert. OY. Food lover. Write until alive. Believes in ‘serve and be served’. Suffers from a syndrome of laughing at every point time.

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