Today in History: July 20

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1402

Tamerlane's Mongols defeat the Ottoman Turks at Angora.

1588

The Spanish Armada sets sail from Corunna.

1715

The Riot Act goes into effect in England.

1867

Imperial troops in Guizhou, China, kill 20,000 Miao rebels.

1881

Sioux chief Sitting Bull surrenders to the U.S. Army.

1917

Alexander Kerensky becomes the premier of Russia.

1942

The U.S. Army Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) begins its first training class at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

1944

Adolf Hitler is wounded in an assassination attempt by German Army officers at Rastenburg.

1950

The U.S. Army's Task Force Smith is pushed back by superior North Korean forces.

1951

King Abdullah of Jordan is assassinated.

1969

Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon.

1976

The Viking spacecraft lands on Mars and begins taking soil samples.