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Historical Events In August - 20

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

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

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

1926  Uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia on this day in history.  

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

1927  On August - 20 geriatric1927, English video blogger  

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 August - 20 norma Connolly, Boston, Mass, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital)  

1930  On this day in history bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval  

1930  Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor on August - 20.  

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 August - 20.  

1931  Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th) on August - 20.  

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

1932  Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87 on August - 20.  

1933  On August - 20 don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)  

1934  On August - 20 ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match  

1934  On August - 20 armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen  

1935  On August - 20 milt coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador  

1935  Charles Shere, composer on August - 20.  

1935  On August - 20 otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56  

1936  Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina on August - 20.  

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

1938  On this day in history lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam  

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

1940  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" on August - 20.  

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 August - 20.  

1942  On this day in history dim-out regulations implemented in SF  

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 this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

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

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 August - 20.  

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

1666  Alphonse d' Eve, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of miguel L√≥pez 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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