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|July 20th, 2005||Event||Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent.|
|July 20th, 2003||Event||France: Sixteen people are injured after two bombs explode outside a tax office in Nice.|
|July 20th, 2002||Event||South America: A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills over twenty-five.|
|July 20th, 2001||Event||The London Stock Exchange goes public.|
|July 20th, 2001||Event||Italy: The 27th Annual G8 summit opens in Genoa. An Italian protester in Genoa, Carlo Giuliani, is shot by police.|
|July 20th, 2000||Event||The leaders of Salt Lake City s bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering.|
|July 20th, 2000||Event||In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.|
|July 20th, 2000||Event||Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.|
|July 20th, 1999||Event||The practise Falun Gong is officially banned and defined as an "evil cult" (xiejiao) by the government of the People s Republic of China, and a large-scale crackdown of its practitioners is launched.|
|July 20th, 1998||Event||Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.|
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