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  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 1, 2008

    Lionel Messi

    New Coach, New Position

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 1, 2008

    During his first season under Barcelona's new manager, former captain Pep Guardiola, Messi played mainly on the right-wing, like he had under Rijkaard, though this time as a false winger with the freedom to cut inside and roam the center.




  • Guaviare, Colombia
    Wednesday Jul 2, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    Operation Jaque

    Guaviare, Colombia
    Wednesday Jul 2, 2008

    On July 2, 2008, the Colombian armed forces launched Operation Jaque that resulted in the freedom of 15 political hostages, including former Colombian presidential candidate Íngrid Betancourt, Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American military contractors employed by Northrop Grumman and 11 Colombian military and police. Two FARC members were arrested. This trick to the FARC was presented by the Colombian government as a proof that the guerrilla organisation and influence is declining.




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 2, 2008

    Warren Buffett

    Obama's Campaign

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 2, 2008

    On July 2, 2008, Buffett attended a $28,500 per plate fundraiser for Obama's campaign in Chicago.




  • Accra, Ghana
    Thursday Jul 3, 2008

    Vodafone

    Acquiring Ghana Telecom

    Accra, Ghana
    Thursday Jul 3, 2008

    On 3 July 2008, Vodafone agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Ghana Telecom for $900 million.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jul 7, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    IndyMac announcements

    U.S.
    Monday Jul 7, 2008

    On July 7, 2008, IndyMac announced on the company blog that it: Had failed to raise capital since its May 12, 2008 quarterly earnings report; Had been notified by bank and thrift regulators that IndyMac Bank was no longer deemed "well-capitalized". IndyMac: The first visible institution to run into trouble in the United States was the Southern California–based IndyMac, a spin-off of Countrywide Financial. Before its failure, IndyMac Bank was the largest savings and loan association in the Los Angeles market and the seventh largest mortgage originator in the United States.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 10, 2008

    iOS

    iOS App Store

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 10, 2008

    The iOS App Store was opened on July 10, 2008, with an initial 500 applications available.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    IndyMac failed

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    July 11, 2008: IndyMac failed.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    FDIC put IndyMac Bank into conservatorship

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    On July 11, 2008, citing liquidity concerns, the FDIC put IndyMac Bank into conservatorship.


  • Kempfenhausen, Berg, Germany
    Monday Jul 14, 2008

    Michael Ballack

    Marriage

    Kempfenhausen, Berg, Germany
    Monday Jul 14, 2008

    On 14 July 2008, Ballack married his long-time girlfriend Simone Lambe.


  • Milan, Italy
    Tuesday Jul 15, 2008

    Ronaldinho

    To Rossoneri

    Milan, Italy
    Tuesday Jul 15, 2008

    In July 2008, Ronaldinho turned down a £25.5 million offer from Manchester City of the Premier League to join Italian Serie A giants A.C. Milan on a three-year contract thought to be worth around £5.1 million (€6.5 million) a year, for €22.05 million plus €1.05 million bonus each season (€24.15 million in 2010).


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

    YouTube

    TiVo service update

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

    A TiVo service update in July 2008 allowed the system to search and play YouTube videos.


  • China
    Thursday Jul 17, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Parents of children lost in collapsed schools complained they had yet to receive any reports

    China
    Thursday Jul 17, 2008

    In the aftermath of the quake, many local governments promised to formally investigate the school collapses, but as of July 17, 2008, across Sichuan, parents of children lost in collapsed schools complained they had yet to receive any reports.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 18, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The FDIC announced plans to open IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 18, 2008

    A bridge bank, IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB, was established to assume control of IndyMac Bank's assets, its secured liabilities, and its insured deposit accounts. The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) announced plans to open IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB on July 14, 2008.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jul 19, 2008

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    The Wedding of Lady Rose Windsor

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jul 19, 2008

    On 19 July 2008, she was a guest at the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman. Prince William was away on military operations in the Caribbean, serving aboard HMS Iron Duke.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 20, 2008

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Introduced "Facebook Beta"

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 20, 2008

    On July 20, 2008, Facebook introduced "Facebook Beta", a significant redesign of its user interface on selected networks. The Mini-Feed and Wall were consolidated, profiles were separated into tabbed sections, and an effort was made to create a cleaner look. Facebook began migrating users to the new version in September 2008.


  • Qingchuan County and Ningqiang County, China
    Thursday Jul 24, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    23 July aftershocks

    Qingchuan County and Ningqiang County, China
    Thursday Jul 24, 2008

    The same area suffered two more aftershocks of 5.6 and 6.0 Ms  (5.8 and 5.5 Mw , respectively, according to USGS) on July 23, resulting in 1 death, 6 serious injuries, the collapse of hundreds of homes, and damaging kilometers of highways.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 was enacted

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2008

    July 30, 2008: The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 was enacted.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    IndyMac Bancorp filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 2008

    IndyMac Bancorp filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 31, 2008.


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