11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 20th July

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1810 - Colombia declares independence from Spain

2. 1917 - In order to recruit in WW1, the US 'draft lottery' went into operation. 258 was the first number drawn

3. 1944 - Hitler survives a third assassination attempt when a bomb explodes in Rastenberg

4. 1951 - King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated

5. 1965 - Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone is released

6. 1969 - Neil Armstrong sets foot on the Moon

7. 1974 - Thousands of Turkish troops invade Northern Cyprus after last-minute talks in the Greek capital, Athens, fail to reach a solution

8. 1982 - Eight soldiers on ceremonial duty are killed in two IRA bomb blasts in Hyde Park and Regent's Park causing chaos in London

9. 1990 - An IRA bomb blows a 10-foot hole in the London Stock Exchange

10. 2003 - The BBC confirms weapons expert Dr David Kelly, found dead two days ago, was the source for reports that the government "sexed up" an Iraq dossier

11. 2008 - The Batman sequel, The Dark Knight, opens. The movie broke the record for the biggest opening weekend ever

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