The controversial American union leader, Jimmy Hoffa, was last seen alive on July 30 1975
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In July 1945 hundreds of US sailors were left adrift for days in shark infested waters
In July 2005 the IRA in Northern Ireland promised to put its weapons out of use.
In 1983 violence erupted between the Sinhala majority and the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka
On July 27 1953 the Korean War came to an end and thousands of prisoners were released
The woman forced to bear the children of the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army
In the summer of 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio
In July 1973 a Moroccan waiter was shot dead by an Israeli hit-squad in Norway
How Soviet double agent Oleg Gordievsky escaped from under the noses of the KGB in 1985
It is ten years since the launch of Philip Rosedale's online virtual world Second Life
In 1988 a group of students put on an exhibition called Freeze. It changed British art.
Former Governor General, Chris Patten, remembers the day the territory returned to China.
In 1943, the first and only professional women's baseball league was launched in the US
How a disgruntled Chicago DJ hosted an anti-disco event which turned into a riot in 1979
The day when fragments of the US space station Skylab hit an Australian town in 1979
In June 1963, a Buddhist monk set himself on fire in central Saigon
The Iranian student who became an unwitting symbol of the anti-government protests in 1999
The day the leader of the French Resistance was killed by German forces on July 08, 1943
In July 1986 two students were set on fire by Chilean government soldiers
When the Palestinian leader was allowed to return from exile to the Gaza strip in 1994
How the publication of Philosophical Investigations in 1953 revolutionised philosophy
The mission to save thousands of African penguins from an oil spill in July, 2000
It is 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the American Civil War