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Historical Events In August - 20

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1905  On August - 20 duncan Macrae, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped)  

1907  On this day in history alan Reed, NYC, actor (Mr Adams & Eve)/voice (Fred Flintstone)  

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

1908  Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo on August - 20.  

1908  On this day in history 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  On August - 20 uS supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua  

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

1910  Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)  

1912  William Booth, English minister/founder (Leader des Heils), dies on August - 20.  

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

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

1913  On this day in history conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist  

1914  German forces invade Brussels on August - 20.  

1914  German forces occupy Brussels, Belgium during WW I on August - 20.  

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

1914  On August - 20 kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)  

1914  On August - 20 pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies  

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 August - 20.  

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

1918  Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I on this day in history.  

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  Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93), dies on August - 20.  

1920  First US coml radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history 1st US coml radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting  

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  1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris on August - 20.  

1923  London harbor strike ends on this day in history.  

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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  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.  

1561  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

1625  On August - 20 birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  

1632  Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on August - 20.  

1637  On this day in history birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  On August - 20 birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

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 this day in history death of mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  

0984  On this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

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

1538  On August - 20 death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  

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  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.  

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