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Battle of Harlaw monument
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1411 – Forces of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles, and Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, fought at the near Battle of Harlaw Inverurie, Scotland.
1783 – The Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed the , establishing Georgia as a Treaty of Georgievsk protectorate of Russia.
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1847 – led the first group of Brigham Young Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley of Utah, at the time a part of Mexico.
1911 – In the Peruvian Andes, American explorer Hiram Bingham re-discovered Machu Picchu (pictured), then thought to be the " Lost City of the Incas".
1915 – The passenger ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the SS Eastland Chicago River, killing 844 passengers and crew, the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
1927 – The Menin Gate war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, marking the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line during World War I, was unveiled.
1929 – The , an international treaty renouncing war as an instrument of Kellogg-Briand Pact foreign policy, went into effect.
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1938 – A combined German–Austrian team became the first team to climb the north face of the , one of the six Eiger great north faces of the Alps.
1943 – Second World War: RAF Bomber Command began , the Operation Gomorrah strategic bombing of Hamburg, Germany, eventually killing at least 50,000 and leaving over a million others homeless.
1963 – , a replica fishing Bluenose II schooner and major Canadian symbol, was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
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1977 – The , a short border war between the two nations, ended after the combatants agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Algeria.
Libyan–Egyptian War featured on July 21
1987 – Iran–Iraq War: In opposition to the American plan to protect Kuwaiti tankers, Iran laid mines and the damaged SS , resulting in a propaganda victory for Iran.
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1991 – The government of and his finance minister P. V. Narasimha Rao Manmohan Singh introduced reforms that began the ongoing .
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2001 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Fourteen members of the Black Tigers squadron of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam carried out , destroying eight military aircraft and three passenger jets.
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2001 – , the last Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming one of the first monarchs in history to regain political power through a democratic election to a different office.
2007 – The Libyan government who were charged with conspiring to deliberately infect over 400 children with extradited six foreign medical workers HIV in 1998.
1959 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon held at the opening of the an impromptu debate American National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow.
1967 – During a speech in Montreal, French President Charles de Gaulle declared " ", a statement that was interpreted as support for Long live free Quebec! Quebec independence from Canada.
1980 – At the Moscow Olympics, Australia's swimming team won the Quietly Confident Quartet gold medal in the , the only time that the United States, who were men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay boycotting these games, has not won the event at Olympic level.
2002 – Having been convicted of accepting bribes, income tax evasion, and racketeering, was expelled from the James Traficant United States House of Representatives.
2009 – The , reportedly carrying MV Arctic Sea timber, was allegedly boarded by hijackers off the coast of Sweden, but much speculation remains as to the actual cargo and events.
2013 – A Spanish high-speed train at derailed Santiago de Compostela; 79 died and around 140 were injured. Born/died: (d. 946) Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid · (b. 1689) Prince William, Duke of Gloucester · (b. 1900) Zelda Fitzgerald
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