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Historical Events In August - 20

Friday, 20 May 2022

1905  Duncan Macrae, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped) on August - 20.  

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 August - 20.  

1908  On August - 20 congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo  

1908  Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959) on August - 20.  

1908  Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64 on August - 20.  

1909  Albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37) on August - 20.  

1910  On this day in history uS supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua  

1910  On August - 20 eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)  

1910  On August - 20 arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64  

1911  Ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios) on August - 20.  

1912  Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect on this day in history.  

1912  Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven) on August - 20.  

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

1913  On this day in history first pilot to parachute from a French aircraft  

1913  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1914  On August - 20 german General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians  

1914  On this day in history kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)  

1914  On this day in history pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies  

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

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

1917  JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies on this day in history.  

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

1919  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) on August - 20.  

1919  Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1921  35th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats M Browne (46 64 62) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history london harbor strike ends  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on this day in history.  

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1632  Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  

1637  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam was born on this day in history.  

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on August - 20.  

1666  On this day in history birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.  

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.  

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on August - 20.  

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

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history death of miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

1580  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on August - 20.  

1632  On August - 20 death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

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