24 July, 1911 – Rediscovery of Machu Picchu

The 15th century, largely forgotten Inca civilisation site in Peru was rediscovered by an American named Hiram Bingham III.

25 July, 1976 – The famous Face on Mars photo is taken

Viking 1, the first space probe to successfully land on Mars took the famous photo of the Cydonia region on the Red Planet.

26 July, 1965 – Independence of Maldives

The Indian Ocean Island nation gained its independence after 78 years of the British rule.

27 July, 1940 – Bugs Bunny's official debut

Popular character Bugs Bunny made his official debut in A Wild Hare.

28 July, 1821 – Peru declares independence

The Peruvian War of Independence against Spain began in 1811 and ended with a declaration of independence under the leadership of Jose de San Martin.

29 July, 1981 – Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer

The most talked about wedding of the year was watched on television by millions of people worldwide. The couple was married in St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom.

30 July, 1932 – Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles

The 10th Summer Olympics was officially opened. This was the second time that the city of Los Angeles was hosting the multi-event international sports meet.