JULY 13, 2010: LAS VEGAS NATIVE AND COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA STAR BRYCE HARPER
July 10, 2000: The Imperial Palace settles with the last of six cocktail waitresses who sued for discrimination because they were removed from their jobs because they were pregnant. The deal ends a federal court trial that drew national attention over the industry’s right to enforce standards it deems sexy.
July 11, 2010: Jack Ury, a 97-year-old World War II veteran from Terre Haute, Ind., becomes the oldest person to play in the World Series of Poker. In his third and final WSOP, he lasts until the third day. He dies seven months later.
July 12, 2001: Baywatch babe Carmen Electra announces she has signed a two-year contract to star in Lumiere, a music-and-magic extravaganza with illusionist Hans Klok at the Aladdin beginning in early 2002. But the show never materializes because the hotel winds up in bankruptcy.
July 13, 2010: Las Vegas native and College of Southern Nevada star Bryce Harper wins the Golden Spikes Award, which goes to the nation’s best amateur baseball player. The 17-year-old prodigy isn’t an amateur for long: He’s the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft and a Major League All-Star by 2012.
July 14, 1963: Elvis Presley arrives in Las Vegas to shoot “Viva Las Vegas,”checking into the Sahara with his entourage for two weeks of filming. He later admits to his girlfriend (and future bride) Priscilla that he had an affair with costar Ann Margret while making the movie.
July 15, 2004: The Las Vegas Monorail, a 3.9-mile mass transit line stretching from the Sahara Hotel to the MGM Grand, opens. It eventually is planned to connect downtown Las Vegas with McCarren International Airport.
July 16, 2007: Lindsay Lohan, one day out of her latest rehab, makes a surprise visit to Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace wearing an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet. She had planned to hold her 21st birthday bash there two weeks earlier, sponsored by Svedka vodka, but had the good sense to cancel it.
July 17, 2004: Linda Ronstadt ignites bedlam in the Aladdin showroom when she praises filmmaker Michael Moore’s documentary Fahrenheit 911, which is critical of President George W. Bush. Amid boos and a few people throwing drink cups, the singer is escorted out of the hotel.