July 2022

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August 13, 2022

July 2022 is the 7th month of the year 2022.

Events

July: Forest fires occur in Europe and North Africa. June 18 to July 3: 2022 World Swimming Championships in Budapest (Hungary). June 27 to July 10: Wimbledon 2022 tournament in England. July 1 to 24: 109th edition of the Tour de France. July, 1st : Yaïr Lapid succeeds Naftali Bennett as Prime Minister of Israel; start of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months; Switzerland allows same-sex marriage. July 3 : a shooting in a shopping center in Copenhagen (Denmark) kills three; around 30 people were killed over the weekend in Burkina Faso, in two separate attacks by suspected jihadists who targeted civilians in the north and north-west of the country; expulsion of diplomats by Bulgaria: Moscow threatens to attack the whole EU; the collapse of a serac in the Marmolada glacier in the Dolomites, Italy, kills eleven. 4th July : a shooting in a July 4th parade near Chicago leaves at least 6 dead and 24 injured; in Uzbekistan Three days after the start of the demonstrations in Karakalpakistan, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev declares a state of emergency in this autonomous region. 4 to 22 July: legislative elections in Papua New Guinea. July 5: Maryna Viazovska, Hugo Duminil-Copin, June Huh and James Maynard receive the Fields Medal. July 6 to 31: 2022 European Women's Football Championship. July 7: in the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson announces his resignation as Prime Minister. July 8: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is assassinated during a rally in Nara. July 9th : in Sri Lanka, following major demonstrations, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announces his resignation. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns to take over as interim president; in Pakistan, at least 147 people drowned in massive flooding in Quetta; in Togo, 7 people are killed in an explosion in the village of Margba. July 10: legislative elections in the Republic of Congo; elections to the house of councilors in Japan; in South Africa, two shootings in bars in the country leave at least 19 dead. July 11: NASA releases the first operational image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. From July 10: heat wave in Europe. July 12: the European Council accepts Croatia as the 20th country in the euro zone. The currency will become official on January 1, 2023; a 3-year independent investigation confirms that more than 1000 children have been raped in the city of Telford (England) since 1989. July 16: In Papua New Guinea, ten people are killed and two others are injured when gunmen attack civilians in Nduga Regency, Highland Papua, Indonesia. The West Papua National Liberation Army is responsible for the attack. July 18: presidential election in India, Draupadi Murmu is elected. 19 July: the European Commission proposes for the first time a joint procedure for the purchase of arms for the Member States. The proposed purchase amount is 500 million euros. July 20: Presidential election in Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe is elected. July 21: following the fall of his government coalition, Mario Draghi tenders his resignation from the presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers. July 21 to 23: Presidential election in Vanuatu, Nikenike Vurobaravu is elected. July 22: The Chinese paddlefish, one of the world's largest species of freshwater fish, is officially declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. July 23: WHO classifies the monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency