Indonesia – Incorporation of East Timor
Iraq – Baath Party Seizes Power
Pakistan – An airplane carrying President Zia Ul-Haq and U.S. ambassador Arnold Raphel crashed, killing everyone aboard.
Nicaragua – Sandinista Regime Established. The post-Sandinista government of Violeta Chamorro has retained this date as a national holiday marking the fall of the Somozas.
Lebanon, United States – David Dodge, president of the American University of Beirut, was kidnapped. He subsequently was released on July 19, 1983.
Cyprus – Turkey Intervenes In Civil War
United Kingdom – PIRA Bombs In London Kill 11
United Kingdom – On July 21, 1972, “Bloody Friday” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 11 people were killed and 130 were injured when the Northern Ireland terrorist group Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) detonated 26 car bombs.