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Year Name
2021 American businessman Jeff Bezos flies to space aboard New Shepard NS-16 operated by his private spaceflight company Blue Origin.
2017 O. J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.
2015 A huge explosion in the mostly Kurdish border town of Suruç, Turkey, targeting the Socialist Youth Associations Federation, kills at least 31 people and injures over 100.
2015 The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades.
2013 Seventeen government soldiers are killed in an attack by FARC revolutionaries in the Colombian department of Arauca.
2013 Syrian civil war: The Battle of Ras al-Ayn ends with the expulsion of Islamist forces from the city by the People's Protection Units (YPG).
2012 James Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 70 others.
2012 Syrian civil war: The People's Protection Units (YPG) capture the cities of Amuda and Efrîn without resistance.
2005 The Civil Marriage Act legalizes same-sex marriage in Canada.
1999 The Chinese Communist Party begins a persecution campaign against Falun Gong, arresting thousands nationwide.
1997 The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrates its 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
1992 Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
1989 Burma's ruling junta puts opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
1985 The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
1982 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: The Provisional IRA detonates two bombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.
1981 Somali Airlines Flight 40 crashes in the Balad District of Somalia, killing 40 people.
1977 The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind-control experiments.
1977 The Johnstown flood of 1977 kills 84 people and causes millions of dollars in damages.
1976 The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a coup d'état, organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios.
1969 Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later.
1969 A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, six days after the beginning of the "Football War".
1968 The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
1964 Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack the capital of Định Tường Province, Cái Bè, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of whom are children).
1961 French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
1960 Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government.
1960 The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
1954 Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany's secret service, defects to East Germany.
1951 King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
1950 Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
1950 After a month-long campaign, the majority of North Korea's Air Force was destroyed by anti-communist forces.
1949 The Israel–Syria Mixed Armistice Commission brokers the last of four ceasefire agreements to end the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
1944 World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
1941 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrentiy Beria its chief.
1940 Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
1940 California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
1938 The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.
1936 The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland, authorizing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.
1935 Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
1934 Labor unrest in the U.S.: Police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven.
1934 West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
1932 In the Preußenschlag, German President Hindenburg places Prussia directly under the rule of the national government.
1922 The League of Nations awards mandates of Togoland to France and Tanganyika to the United Kingdom.
1920 The Greek Army takes control of Silivri after Greece is awarded the city by the Paris Peace Conference; by 1923 Greece effectively lost control to the Turks.
1917 World War I: The Corfu Declaration, which leads to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.
1906 In Finland, a new electoral law is ratified, guaranteeing the country the first and equal right to vote in the world. Finnish women are the first in Europe to receive the right to vote.
1903 The Ford Motor Company ships its first automobile.
1885 The Football Association legalizes professionalism in association football under pressure from the British Football Association.
1871 British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
1866 Austro-Prussian War: Battle of Lissa: The Austrian Navy, led by Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, defeats the Italian Navy near the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek: Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
1848 The first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, a two-day event, concludes.
1831 Seneca and Shawnee people agree to relinquish their land in western Ohio for 60,000 acres west of the Mississippi River.
1810 Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
1807 Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saône in France.
1799 Tekle Giyorgis I begins his first of six reigns as Emperor of Ethiopia.
1738 Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
1715 Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War: The Ottoman Empire captures Nauplia, the capital of the Republic of Venice's "Kingdom of the Morea", thereby opening the way to the swift Ottoman reconquest of the Morea.
1705 A fire in Oulu, Finland almost completely destroyed the fourth district, which covered the southern part of the city and was by far the largest of the city districts.[1]
1592 During the first Japanese invasion of Korea, Japanese forces led by Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Pyongyang, although they were ultimately unable to hold it.
1402 Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Battle of Ankara: Timur, ruler of Timurid Empire, defeats forces of the Ottoman Empire sultan Bayezid I.
1398 The Battle of Kellistown was fought on this day between the forces of the English led by Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March against the O'Byrnes and O'Tooles under the command of Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach, the most powerful Chieftain in Leinster.
1225 Treaty of San Germano is signed at San Germano between Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and Pope Gregory IX. A Dominican named Guala is responsible for the negotiations.
1189 Richard I of England officially invested as Duke of Normandy.
911 Rollo lays siege to Chartres.
792 Kardam of Bulgaria defeats Byzantine Emperor Constantine VI at the Battle of Marcellae.
70 Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount. The Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots.
Famous People Born on July 20

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Year Name
1876 Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician and academic (d. 1944)
1919 Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (d. 2008)
1789 Mahmud II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1839)
1975 Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish journalist and politician, 5th Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs
1955 Jem Finer, English banjo player and songwriter
1995 Moses Leota, New Zealand rugby league player
1849 Robert Anderson Van Wyck, American lawyer and politician, 91st Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
1945 John Lodge, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1991 Philipp Reiter, German mountaineer and runner
1971 Charles Johnson, American baseball player
Famous People Deaths On July 20

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Date Name
1910 Anderson Dawson, Australian politician, 14th Premier of Queensland (b. 1863)
1956 James Alexander Calder, Canadian educator and politician, Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence (b. 1868)
2003 Nicolas Freeling, English author (b. 1927)
1970 Iain Macleod, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1913)
1932 René Bazin, French author and academic (b. 1853)
1398 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, Welsh nobleman (b. 1374)
1897 Jean Ingelow, English poet and author (b. 1820)
1994 Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (b. 1897)
1937 Olga Hahn-Neurath, Austrian mathematician and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1882)
1514 György Dózsa, Transylvanian peasant revolt leader (b. 1470)