BONSERNEWS.com – Many important events in this world happened on July 20th. Some are recorded, some are not recorded. Some of what was recorded later became history to be remembered and used as a lesson for future generations.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 20 in world history:
1. July 20, 356 BC
Birth of Alexander the Great: Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Greece. He became one of the most famous figures in history and took the world by storm with his vast conquests.
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2. July 20, 1944
Adolf Hitler Assassination Attempt: An assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler was carried out by a group of German officers intent on overthrowing the Nazi regime. However, the attempt failed and Hitler survived the attack.
3. July 20, 1969
Apollo Program – Neil Armstrong Becomes First Man to Set Foot on Moon: United States astronaut, Neil Armstrong, became the first human to set foot on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
He famously said, “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
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4. July 20, 1976
Entebbe Incident: An Air France passenger plane that was on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Paris, France, was taken hostage by Palestinian terrorists and taken to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. The Israeli military operation, known as Operation Entebbe, was carried out to free the hostages.
5. July 20, 1997