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Today in History
Sunday, 21 July 2019
2005
Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.
1997
The fully restored {{USS|Constitution}} (aka ''Old Ironsides'') celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
1995
Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People's Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
1994
Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister after the 1997 general election.
1983
The world's lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at {{convert|-89.2|°C|°F}}.
1977
The start of the four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
1976
Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
1973
In the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in 1972's Munich Olympics Massacre.
1972
Bloody Friday (1972)|Bloody Friday bombings by the Provisional Irish Republican Army|Provisional IRA around Belfast, Northern Ireland
1970
After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
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