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Historical Events In August - 20

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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 this day in history.  

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

1908  On this day in history alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)  

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

1909  On August - 20 albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37)  

1910  US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1912  Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven) on this day in history.  

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

1914  German forces invade Brussels on August - 20.  

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

1915  On this day in history white Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, & $31,500  

1915  On August - 20 paul Ehrlich, Germ geneologist (Chemotherapy, Nobel 1908), dies in 61  

1917  JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies on August - 20.  

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

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

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

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

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

1921  Jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956) on August - 20.  

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

1526  On August - 20 birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

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

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1666  On this day in history 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 this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1580  On this day in history death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.  

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