This Day In History – July 20

1923Revolutionary leader Francisco Villa is assassinated in hidalgo del parral,Mexico.
1940Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
1951Jordan's King Abdullah is assassinated in Jerusalem by a Palestinian gunman.
1960A Polaris missile was successfully test-launched from a submarine.
1969US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin `BUZZ' Aldrin take first walk on the moon.
1997An IRA truce takes effect in Northern Ireland after 28 years of guerrilla war.
2005Hurricane Emily slams into northeastern Mexico.
2012A masked gunman opens fire at a crowded cinema and kills 12 people in Colorado.
2015The UN security Council unanimously endorses the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

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