Yes, 1990. Fifteen years ago.
July 2 – Stampede in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca – 1426 pilgrims dead
July 8 – West Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win the Football World Cup 1990
July 15 – Tamil Tigers kill 168 Muslims in Colombo, Sri Lanka
July 16 – In the Philippines, an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale kills over 1600
July 27 – The parliament building and a government television house in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago were stormed by the Jamaat al Muslimeen in a Coup d’état attempt which lasted five days. Approximately 26 to 30 people where killed and several wounded (including then Prime Minister, A.N.R. Robinson, who was shot in the leg). Belarus declares independence from the Soviet Union
July 28 – Alberto Fujimori becomes president of Peru
July 30 – IRA car bomb kills British MP Ian Gow, a staunch unionist.
On August 2 Iraq invaded Kuwait…