July 20 in History – What happened on 20 July in Past

20 July - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on July 20, the day number in a year is 201 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 202. July 20 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

July 20 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1031Robert II's successor, Henry I, took over as King of Spain.
1592During the first Japanese invasion of Korea, Japanese forcesled by Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Pyongyang, although they wereultimately unable to hold it.
1654Portugal came under England under the Anglo-Portugal Treaty.
1761Madhav Rao became the first Peshwa.
1779Tekle Giyorgis I began the first of his six reigns as Emperor of Ethiopia.
1807French brothers Claude and Nicéphore Niépce received a patentfor their Pyréolophore, one of the world's first internal combustionengines.
1807After successfully powering a boat upstream on the Saone River in France, Nicéphores Niepa was patented by Napoleon Bonaparte for Pyrélophore, the world's first internal combustion engine.
1847German astronomer Theodore discovered the comet Brorsen-Metkoff.
1878The first telephones in Hawaii were made in Hawaii.
1885Playing football was legalized in Britain.
1903Ford Motor Company launched its first car in the market.
1922The German protectorate of Togoland was divided into the Leagueof Nations mandates of French Togoland and British Togoland.
1924The sports newspaper Sovetsky Sport was founded.
1929The evergreen actor of Hindi films Rajendra Kumar was born.
1936The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits wassigned in Montreux, Switzerland, allowing Turkey to fortify theDardanelles and the Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships ofall nations in peacetime.
1940The Arroyo Seco Parkway, one of the first freeways built in the United States, opened to traffic, connecting downtown Los Angeles with Pasadena, California.
1944Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt by German Resistance member Claus von Stauffenberg, who hid a bomb inside a briefcase during a conference at the Wolf sschanze military headquarters in East Prussia.
1951The King of Jordan was killed in an attack on King Abdullah I in Jerusalem.
1956France declared Tunisia as an independent country.
196317 African countries and Madagascar signed a peace deal with the European Council.
1969The Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the Sea of Tranquillity, where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on themoon six-and-a-half hours later.
1969American astronomers Neil Armsstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first to reach the moon.
1982Members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated twobombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park in London, killing eleven peopleand wounding over 50 others.
1992Czechoslovak President Václav Havel resigned, saying that hewould not preside over the country's breakup.
1993White House Deputy Adviser Vince Foster committed suicide in Virginia.
1997126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon.
1999The Chinese government began a persecution campaign againstFalun Gong, arresting thousands nationwide.
2001Twenty-three-year-old Italian anti-globalist Carlo Giuliani wasshot dead by a police officer while protesting during the 27th G8 summitin Genoa, Italy.
2001London Stock Exchange made public.
2005The Civil Marriage Act received its Royal Assent, legalizingsame-sex marriage in Canada.
2005Gay marriage was legalized in Canada and became the fourth country to do so.
2010U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague says British soldiers should be out of Afghanistan by 2014.
2011Following an outbreak of Hendra virus, Maylaysia delcares a ban the import of horses from Australia.
2011In Guinea, up to 80 people, including soldiers, are arrested for a failed assassination attempt on President Alpha Conde, which occurred July 19.
2012A long-term deal made between Viacom and DirecTV allows DirecTV to carry Viacom channels.
2012In London, the Olympic Torch arrives, signaling the final stages of the U.K.-wide relay ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
2012A bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico killed 21 people and injured 29.
2013A training exercise emergency causes two U.S. marine harrier jets to drop several hundred unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage site.
201425-year-old Rory McIlroy wins the British Open, making history with his third championship win.
2014The U.S. states that evidence suggests a Russian-made missile was fired at Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17; the missile strike killed all 298 people aboard.



Famous Birthdays of July 20:

YearName / Profession / Country
1924Thomas Berger / Author / United States of America
1914Dobri Dobrev / Philanthropist / Bulgaria
1984Matt Gilroy / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1950Edward Leigh / Politician / United Kingdom
1960Claudio Langes / Racing Car Driver / Italy
1929Rajendra Kumar / Actor / India
1936Alistair MacLeod / Writer / Canada
1864Erik Axel Karlfeldt / Poet / Sweden
1893George Llewelyn Davies / Soldier / United Kingdom
1864Ruggero Oddi / Physiologist / Italy
1847Max Liebermann / Painter / Germany
1774Auguste de Marmont / General / France
1914Charilaos Florakis / Politician / Greece
1946Randal Kleiser / Actor / United States of America
1982Antoine Vermette / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1852Theo Heemskerk / Politician / Netherlands
1987Niall McGinn / Footballer / Ireland
1877Tom Crean / Sailor / Ireland
1925Jacques Delors / Politician / France
1977Alessandro Santos / Footballer / Japan
1922Alan Stephenson Boyd / Politician / United States of America
1979Miklós Fehér / Footballer / Hungary
1900Maurice Leyland / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1944Olivier de Kersauson / Sailor / France
1956Paul Cook / Drummer / United Kingdom
1930Giannis Agouris / Author / Greece
1927Ian P. Howard / Academic / United Kingdom
1964Terri Irwin / Author / United States of America
1969Tobi Vail / Singer / United States of America
1962Carlos Alazraqui / Actor / United States of America

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