By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : July 21, 2020, 08:10
Duration : 01:25
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows published, other events in history
The Treaty of the Pruth was signed on the banks of the river Pruth between the Ottoman Empire and the Tsardom of Russia on 21 July 1711, ending the Russo-Turkish War of 1710-1711. The treaty was a relative political victory for Russia in spite of the military defeat. Belgium became independent as Leopold I was proclaimed King of the Belgians. The national holiday of Belgium is celebrated annually on July 21st. Independence Day celebrates the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands in 1831, as well as the formal establishment of the Kingdom. The Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. In July 1954, the Geneva Agreements were signed. As part of the agreement, the French agreed to withdraw their troops from northern Vietnam. Vietnam would be temporarily divided at the 17th parallel, pending elections within two years to choose a president and reunite the country. The seventh and final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was published on 21 July 2007. The book sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of release, breaking down to 2.7 million copies in the UK and 8.3 million in the US.