16 July, 1995 – sells its first book

The e-commerce website was first founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos as an online bookstore. The first book sold by the Internet giant was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas Hofstadter.

17 July, 1998 – The Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court is adopted

The ICC is the first international judicial body that has the power to try individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

18 July, 1968 – Intel Corporation founded in Santa Clara, California

It is the world's largest semiconductor chip manufacturer. Robert Noyce and Gordon Moorefounded Intel to create a company that would reflect their belief in continuous innovation.

19 July, 1870 – Franco-Prussian War starts

The war involving France, under Napoleon and the Kingdom of Prussia began with French declaration of war. The war lasted for nine months and ended with a German victory.

20 July, 1969 – Football War ends

A ceasefire came into effect between Honduras and El Salvador after they fought a brief war over immigration El Salvador to Honduras. The hostilities occurred during North American trials of the FIFA World Cup.

21 July, 1969 – First person walks on the Moon

Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. He stepped on the Moon's surface almost seven hours after Apollo 11 landed on the Sea of Traquility on the Moon.

22 July, 1894 – World's first competitive motor race

The Paris-Rouen, Le Petit Journal Competition for Horseless Carriages was the world's first city to city motoring competition. The race was organised by the newspaper Le Petit Journal.