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2007 Historical Event(s)
- January 31, 2007 – Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.
- February 18, 2007 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
- April 11, 2007 – 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.
- April 14, 2007 – At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
- April 18, 2007 – A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.
- May 12, 2007 – Riots in which over 50 people are killed and over 100 are injured take place in Karachi upon the arrival in town of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
- May 17, 2007 – Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
- July 12, 2007 – U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.
- July 17, 2007 – TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil’s deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
- September 18, 2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.
Who Were Born On 2007?
- February 28, 2007 – Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
- March 19, 2007 – Prince Abdullah bin Ali of Jordan
- March 26, 2007 – Prince Moritz of Hesse, son of Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Hesse
- April 10, 2007 – Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
- April 18, 2007 – Hayah bint Hamzah, Princess of Jordan
- April 21, 2007 – Princess Isabella of Denmark
- December 17, 2007 – James, Viscount Severn, British royal