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See what will be in the news tomorrow ! Find all the highlights of the year in our selected events.
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  • 2020
    • World AIDS day

    • 01 December 2020
    • The AIDS epidemic broke out in the very early 20th Century in DR Congo, and today more than 36 million people in the world are affected by AIDS. In 2016, 6,003 in France people found out they were HIV positive. 44% of these people are gay or bisexual men.
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    • 09 July 1960
    • 09 July 2020
    • The first highway tolls

    • Toll charges increase every year: between 20 and 50 euros per 100 kms in 2018. Motorway journeys are increasingly expensive whereas the tolls were only supposed to be temporary when they were created. The increase in charges since the privatisation of the motorways in 2006 exacerbates the criticism.
    • 09 July 1970
    • 09 July 2020
    • The length military service is one year

    • Military service was abolished by Jacques Chirac in 1992 but in its place a citizenship education programme was introduced for young men and women from their 16th birthday. In 2018, Emmanuel Macron announced during his campaign that he wanted to bring back universal national service.
    • 10 July 1965
    • 10 July 2020
    • “Satisfaction” reaches n°1 in the international charts

    • The famous Rolling-Stones hit became of the best known in the history of rock. The group played it at every one of their concerts.
    • 10 July 1985
    • 10 July 2020
    • Sinking of the "Rainbow Warrior" in the port of Auckland

    • On 10 July 1985, the French secret service sunk the Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace vessel, anchored in a New Zealand dock and due for Mururoa to protest against nuclear testing. The photographer Fernando Pereira died in the wreck.
    • 10 July 1995
    • 10 July 2020
    • Massacre in Srebenica, Bosnia

    • Between the 10th and 18th Jul 1995, thousands of Bosnian muslims - between 7 and 10,000 - were assasinated in this enclave, despite the UN declaring it a "security zone". This was to be the worst massacre of the Bosnian war.
    • 10 July 2020
    • The "Francofolies" Music Festival

    • French-speaking music festival founded in 1985 in La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast by Jean-Louis Foulquier. The festival takes place every year in July and is managed by Francofolies.
    • 12 July 1935
    • 12 July 2020
    • Death of Alfred Dreyfus

    • Alfred Dreyfus, who was wrongly accused - and then cleared - of having leaked military secrets, died on 12 July 1935.
    • 13 July 1985
    • 13 July 2020
    • Live Aid: 50 rock stars at Wembley

    • Live Aid was a joint concert in Wembley, London and Philadelphia in the US, mounted to help Ethiopia which had been seriously hit by famine for a year.
    • 14 July 1970
    • 14 July 2020
    • Death of Luis Mariano

    • Mariano Eusebio González y García, known as Luis Mariano (1914 - 1970), Spanish Basque tenor and operetta singer. Famous since 1945 thanks to the operetta "La Belle de Cadix", he has since been considered, on stage and on the big screen, as the "prince of the operetta".
    • 16 July 1965
    • 16 July 2020
    • Opening of the tunnel under Mont-Blanc

    • Charles De Gaulle and Giuseppe Saragat officially opened the road tunnel under the Mont-Blanc.
    • 16 July 2020
    • "Les Vieilles Charrues" Rock Festival

    • The Vieilles Charrues music festival was founded in 1992 and welcomes a very diverse range of musicians. The festival lasts four days and starts mid-July in the town of Carhaix-Plouguer in Brittany, in the west of France.
    • 17 July 1945
    • 17 July 2020
    • The Potsdam Conference

    • The Second World War Allies (USA, USSR and Great Britain) held the Potsdam Conference (17/07 to 02/08 1945) near Potsdam, Germany, to decide on the outcome for their enemies. The Allies invited Japan to surrender unconditionally or fear destruction.
    • 17 July 2010
    • 17 July 2020
    • Death of Bernard Giraudeau

    • Bernard Giraudeau (1947-2010) was a French actor, film director and writer who worked with a number of directors in all registers from comedy to drama. He also has a career as a talented director and writer.
    • 20 July 1925
    • 20 July 2020
    • Birth of Jacques Delors

    • Jacques Delors is a French politician. Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Budget from 1981 to 1984, he is also known for his commitment to Europe. He was expected to win the presidential elections in 1995, but decided to withdraw from the race. He is also Martine Aubry's father.
    • 22 July 2000
    • 22 July 2020
    • Death of Claude Sautet

    • Screenwriter and director Claude Sautet (1924-2000) heavily influenced the seventh art with his intimate dramas. An author of popular French films (Vincent, François, Paul et les autres, César et Rosalie), he was also the “script doctor” of French cinema, rewriting and editing the screenplays of other authors.
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