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Historical Events In August - 20

Friday, 14 May 2021

1924  Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim) on this day in history.  

1925  Major Georges-P Vanier appointed CO of the 22e Régiment at Quebec on this day in history.  

1925  WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions on August - 20.  

1926  On this day in history uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia  

1926  On August - 20 nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach  

1927  Geriatric1927, English video blogger on August - 20.  

1929  On August - 20 first airship flight around the Earth flying eastward completed  

1929  1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed on August - 20.  

1929  On this day in history norma Connolly, Boston, Mass, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital)  

1930  Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval on August - 20.  

1930  On this day in history mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor  

1930  Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies on August - 20.  

1931  45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen Whitingstall (64 61) on this day in history.  

1931  On August - 20 bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)  

1931  On this day in history waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64  

1932  On this day in history emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87  

1933  Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86) on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match  

1934  On August - 20 armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen  

1935  On this day in history milt coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador  

1935  Charles Shere, composer on August - 20.  

1935  Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina  

1937  Corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA) on August - 20.  

1938  On August - 20 lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam  

1939  1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc) on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history british PM Churchill says of the Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"  

1940  Leon Trotsky, assassinated in Mexico City by Stalin agents, dies 8/21 on August - 20.  

1940  1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain on August - 20.  

1941  Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males on this day in history.  

1942  Dim-out regulations implemented in SF on this day in history.  

1942  The birth of Isaac Hayes, American film actor on August - 20.  

1944  127 Flying Fortress Bombers drop high-explosives on the factory areas at Auschwitz, less than five miles east of the gas-chambers on August - 20.  

1944  On this day in history "Anna Lucasta," opens on Broadway  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  On August - 20 birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on August - 20.  

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

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

1632  On August - 20 birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  

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

1665  On this day in history birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

1666  Alphonse d' Eve, composer was born on August - 20.  


Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.  

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

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on August - 20.  

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

1572  Death of Miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

1580  On August - 20 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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