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Historical Events In August - 20

Thursday, 25 February 2021

1924  Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim) on August - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history geriatric1927, English video blogger  

1929  First airship flight around the Earth flying eastward completed on August - 20.  

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

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 August - 20.  

1930  On this day in history mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor  

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

1931  45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen Whitingstall (64 61) on August - 20.  

1931  Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th) on this day in history.  

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

1932  On August - 20 emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87  

1933  Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86) on August - 20.  

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

1934  On this day in history armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen  

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

1935  Charles Shere, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1937  On this day in history corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA)  

1938  Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam on this day in history.  

1939  On August - 20 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1941  On August - 20 police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males  

1942  On August - 20 dim-out regulations implemented in SF  

1942  On this day in history the birth of Isaac Hayes, American film actor  

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  "Anna Lucasta," opens on Broadway on August - 20.  

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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 August - 20.  

1526  On this day in history birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

1561  On this day in history birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

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

1632  On this day in history birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  

1637  On August - 20 birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  On August - 20 birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

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

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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 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 August - 20 geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

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

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

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