July 2001

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July 2001 was the seventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Tuesday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from July 2001.

  • Goran Ivanišević won Wimbledon tennis tournament and became the first, and so far the last, wildcard to achieve that accord.
  • UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer, sentenced to four years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
  • Vanessa Legget is found in contempt by a Federal Court for refusing to release notes made for her book on the Doris Angleton murder.
  • * The 27th G8 summit takes place in Genoa, Italy until July 22nd. Massive demonstrations against the meeting by anti-globalisation groups. One demonstrator, Carlo Giuliani, is shot dead by a carabiniere and several others are badly injured during an attack by the police on a school which the protesters were using as their headquarters.
  • At the conclusion of a fireworks display on Okura Beach in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 11 people are killed and more than 120 are injured when a pedestrian footbridge connecting the beach to JR Asagiri railway station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the event fall down in a domino effect.
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