Friday, July 20, 2007
Today: Failed Hitler's assassination / Turkish invasion of Cyprus / Apollo 11 Moon landing
1944 - World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt (known as the July 20 Plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
1974 - Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a "coup d' etat", organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios. NATO's Council praises the US and the United Kingdom for attempts to settle the dispute. Syria and Egypt put their militaries on alert.
1969 - Apollo Program: Apollo 11 lands on the Moon.