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On July the 23th
Three bombs exploded in the Sharm el-Sheikh resort, Egypt, resulting in the death of 88 people and the injuring of more than 150. A group linked to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network assumed responsibility for the attack.
All Nippon Airways Flight 61 was hijacked after taking off from Tokyo airport. The lone hijacker was eventually overpowered by the plane's crew, however the pilot was fatally wounded in the struggle.
American athlete, Maurice Greene, was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He is widely acknowledged as one of the great sprinters of the early 2000's.
American, Monica Lewinsky, was born in San Francisco. She became famous worldwide for her affair with President of the United States Bill Clinton while she worked at the White House in 1995-1996.
American fashion model, Stephanie Seymour, was born in San Diego, California. She was one of the most popular fashion models of the late 1980's and 1990's.
American actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, was born in Fairport, New York. His first major role was in the hit movie, Scent of a Woman. In 2005, Hoffman won widespread acclaim for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the film Capote.
American musician, Saul Hudson, was born in London, England. He is a guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses.
British musician, Martin Gore, was born in Basildon, Essex. He is one of the founding members of the music band, Depeche Mode.
Dutch film director, Theo van Gogh, was murdered by Mohammed Bouyeri. The murder sparked a series of polarized debates about the position of the more than one million Muslims in the Netherlands.
King Farouk of Egypt was overthrown by the military movement that had been formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser.
The United States announced that it did not recognize the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, was born in Ejersa Goro, Harar. He was one of the most respected monarchs around the world and the 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement. Under his leadership Ethiopia enjoyed a status of prestige around the world.
American politician and general, Ulysses S. Grant, died at the age of 62. He was famous for being theleading Union general during the American Civil War. He also served as the 18th President of the United States.
The International Federation of Gymnastics, the world's oldest international sport federation, was founded.
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