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  • Monaco, France
    Friday Jul 1, 1988

    George Weah

    Moving To Monaco

    Monaco, France
    Friday Jul 1, 1988

    After playing in the Liberian domestic league at the beginning of his successful career and winning several national honours (including the Liberian Premier League and the Liberian Cup), Weah's abilities were discovered by the Cameroon national team coach, Claude Le Roy, who relayed the news to Arsène Wenger. Weah moved to Europe in 1988, for just £12,000 from Cameroonian club Tonnerre Yaoundé, when he was signed by Wenger – the manager of Monaco at the time – who flew to Africa himself prior to the signing, and whom Weah credits as an important influence on his career.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 1, 1988

    Nike, Inc.

    Nike's first "Just Do It" Advertisement

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 1, 1988

    Walt Stack was featured in Nike's first "Just Do It" advertisement, which debuted on July 1, 1988.




  • Tehran, Iran
    Friday Jul 1, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Joint Central Command In Iran

    Tehran, Iran
    Friday Jul 1, 1988

    On 2 July, Iran belatedly set up a joint central command which unified the Revolutionary Guard, Army, and Kurdish rebels, and dispelled the rivalry between the Army and the Revolutionary Guard.




  • Strait of Hormuz, near Qeshm Island, Iran
    Saturday Jul 2, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran Air Flight 655

    Strait of Hormuz, near Qeshm Island, Iran
    Saturday Jul 2, 1988

    the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290 passengers and crew. The lack of international sympathy disturbed the Iranian leadership, and they came to the conclusion that the United States was on the verge of waging a full-scale war against them, and that Iraq was on the verge of unleashing its entire chemical arsenal upon their cities.




  • Strait of Hormuz near Oman
    Sunday Jul 3, 1988

    Plane Accidents

    Iran Air Flight 655

    Strait of Hormuz near Oman
    Sunday Jul 3, 1988

    Iran Air Flight 655, an Iranian Airbus A300-200 airliner, was shot down on July 3, 1988, by two surface-to-air missiles from the U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes over the Strait of Hormuz. All 290 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft died.




  • Dehloran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Monday Jul 11, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Capturing The City of Dehloran

    Dehloran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Monday Jul 11, 1988

    By 12 July, the Iraqis had captured the city of Dehloran, 30 km (19 mi) inside Iran, along with 2,500 troops and much armour and material, which took four days to transport to Iraq. The Iraqis withdrew from Dehloran soon after, claiming that they had "no desire to conquer Iranian territory."




  • Haj Omran, Iraq
    Thursday Jul 14, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran retreat From Haj Omran

    Haj Omran, Iraq
    Thursday Jul 14, 1988

    Under the threat of a new and even more powerful invasion, Commander-in-Chief Rafsanjani ordered the Iranians to retreat from Haj Omran, Kurdistan on 14 July. The Iranians did not publicly describe this as a retreat, instead calling it a "temporary withdrawal".


  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    Berlin Wall

    Live concert in East Berlin

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    On 19 July 1988, 16 months before the Wall came down, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, played Rocking the Wall, a live concert in East Berlin, which was attended by 300,000 in person and broadcast delayed on television.


  • Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran accepted Resolution 598

    Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jul 19, 1988

    At this point, elements of the Iranian leadership, led by Rafsanjani (who had initially pushed for the extension of the war), persuaded Khomeini to accept the ceasefire. On 20 July 1988, Iran accepted Resolution 598, showing its willingness to accept a ceasefire.


  • Iran
    Monday Jul 25, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    The MEK Campaign

    Iran
    Monday Jul 25, 1988

    On 26 July 1988, the MEK started their campaign in central Iran, Operation Forough Javidan (Eternal Light), with the support of the Iraqi army. The Iranians had withdrawn their remaining soldiers to Khuzestan in fear of a new Iraqi invasion attempt, allowing the Mujahedeen to advance rapidly towards Kermanshah, seizing Qasr-e Shirin, Sarpol-e Zahab, Kerend-e Gharb, and Islamabad-e-Gharb. The MEK expected the Iranian population to rise up and support their advance; the uprising never materialised but they reached 145 km (90 mi) deep into Iran.


  • Western borders, Iran
    Monday Jul 25, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Mersad

    Western borders, Iran
    Monday Jul 25, 1988

    Operation Mersad was the last big military operation of the war. Both Iran and Iraq had accepted Resolution 598, but despite the ceasefire, after seeing Iraqi victories in the previous months, Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) decided to launch an attack of its own and wished to advance all the way to Teheran.


  • Kerend-e Gharb, Kermanshah Province, Iran
    Thursday Jul 28, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Recapturing Kerend-e Gharb

    Kerend-e Gharb, Kermanshah Province, Iran
    Thursday Jul 28, 1988

    The Iranians defeated the MEK in the city of Kerend-e Gharb on 29 July 1988.


  • Sarpol Zahab, Kermanshah Province, Iran - Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah Province, Iran
    Saturday Jul 30, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran drove The MEK out of The Cities

    Sarpol Zahab, Kermanshah Province, Iran - Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah Province, Iran
    Saturday Jul 30, 1988

    On 31 July, Iran drove the MEK out of Qasr-e-Shirin and Sarpol Zahab, though MEK claimed to have "voluntarily withdrawn" from the towns.


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