Portal:Current events/August 1997

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August 1997 was the eighth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Friday, ended on a Sunday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from August 1997.

  • Between 40–76 villagers are killed in the Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria.
  • Two of the three islands of the Union of the ComorosAnjouan and Mohéli — attempt to succeed to revert to colonial rule by France. It fails when the French government of President Jacques Chirac refuses to recolonize them resulting in the two islands being reintegrated into the Comoros over the next two years.
  • Be Here Now, the third album from English rock band Oasis, becomes the fastest selling album in UK history.
  • Over 98 (and possibly up to 400) are killed in the Rais massacre in Algeria.
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