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Historical Events In August - 20

Wednesday, 08 July 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  On August - 20 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 this day in history.  

1929  First airship flight around the Earth flying eastward completed on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed  

1929  Norma Connolly, Boston, Mass, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital) on this day in history.  

1930  Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval on this day in history.  

1930  On August - 20 mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor  

1930  On August - 20 charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies  

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

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

1931  Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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  Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen on this day in history.  

1935  Milt coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador on August - 20.  

1935  Charles Shere, composer on August - 20.  

1935  On this day in history otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56  

1936  Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)  

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 this day in history.  

1940  On August - 20 leon Trotsky, assassinated in Mexico City by Stalin agents, dies 8/21  

1940  On this day in history 1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain  

1941  Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males on August - 20.  

1942  Dim-out regulations implemented in SF on August - 20.  

1942  The birth of Isaac Hayes, American film actor on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history 127 Flying Fortress Bombers drop high-explosives on the factory areas at Auschwitz, less than five miles east of the gas-chambers.  

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  On this day in history birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

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

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

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

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

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

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


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  On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

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 L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

1580  On August - 20 death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

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

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