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Historical Events In August - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

1905  Duncan Macrae, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped) on this day in history.  

1907  Alan Reed, NYC, actor (Mr Adams & Eve)/voice (Fred Flintstone) on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history congo Free State becomes the Belgian Congo 1912 Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect  

1908  Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo on this day in history.  

1908  On August - 20 alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)  

1908  On August - 20 louis Varney, composer, dies at 64  

1909  Albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37) on this day in history.  

1910  US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua on August - 20.  

1910  Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel) on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64  

1911  On this day in history ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)  

1912  On August - 20 plant Quarantine Act goes into effect  

1912  On August - 20 philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)  

1912  On August - 20 william Booth, English minister/founder (Leader des Heils), dies  

1913  First pilot to parachute from a French aircraft on this day in history.  

1913  1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud-France) on August - 20.  

1913  Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist on August - 20.  

1914  On August - 20 german forces invade Brussels  

1914  On August - 20 german forces occupy Brussels, Belgium during WW I  

1914  German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians on this day in history.  

1914  Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936) on this day in history.  

1914  Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies on August - 20.  

1915  White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, & $31,500 on August - 20.  

1915  Paul Ehrlich, Germ geneologist (Chemotherapy, Nobel 1908), dies in 61 on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history jFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies  

1918  On this day in history britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I  

1919  On this day in history wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)  

1919  On this day in history gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93), dies  

1920  First US coml radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting on August - 20.  

1920  1st US coml radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting on August - 20.  

1921  On August - 20 35th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats M Browne (46 64 62)  

1921  On this day in history jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956)  

1922  On this day in history 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris  

1923  On August - 20 london harbor strike ends  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  On this day in history birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  

1526  On this day in history birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

1561  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

1625  On this day in history birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  

1632  On this day in history birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  

1637  On August - 20 birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on this day in history.  

1666  On August - 20 birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On August - 20 death of mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.  

1153  On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  

1572  Death of Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

1580  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

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