On This Day🌄 Jul 20

  |   Ghana News / Trivia

1592 – During the Japanese invasion of Korea, Japanese forces led by Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Pyongyang, although they were ultimately unable to hold it.

1779 – Tekle Giyorgis I began the first of his six reigns as Emperor of Ethiopia.

1936 – The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits was signed in Montreux, Switzerland, allowing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.

1976 – The Viking 1 lander (pictured) became the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars and perform its mission.

2012 – Gunman James Eagan Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, US, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.

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