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Historical Events In August - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

1945  On this day in history dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR  

1945  On August - 20 a Roda Roda, writer, dies at 73  

1947  On August - 20 turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph  

1947  Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time on August - 20.  

1947  Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1948  US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin on August - 20.  

1948  15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220) on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history david John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65  

1949  78,382 watch the White Sox play the Indians at Cleveland on August - 20.  

1949  On August - 20 hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution  

1949  On this day in history 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland  

1952  Stalin meets Chou Enlai on this day in history.  

1952  Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies on August - 20.  

1953  Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation on August - 20.  

1953  General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests premier Mossadeq of Persia on August - 20.  

1955  First airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca on this day in history.  

1955  On August - 20 hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria  

1955  1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history republicans convene at Cow Palace  

1957  On this day in history uSAF ballon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)  

1959  On this day in history marine Helicopter Squadron 261, operating from the amphibious assault ship Thetis Bay, completed a week of relief operations in flood-stricken Taiwan in which it airlifted 1,600,540 pounds of cargo and 833 passengers on 898 missions.  

1959  Alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82 on August - 20.  

1960  On August - 20 senegal breaks from the Mali federation; declaring independence  

1960  On this day in history uSSR recovers 2 dogs; first living organisms to return from space  

1960  On this day in history rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68  

1961  Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1964  President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act (totaling nearly $1 billion) on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their first #1 US hit)  

1968  650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia on this day in history.  

1968  Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia on this day in history.  

1968  On August - 20 earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69  

1970  Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86 on August - 20.  

1973  On this day in history saskatchewan Rough Rider fullback George Reed sets all time world pro football rushing record, beating the 12,312 yards held by the NFL's Jimmy Brown  

1974  Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on August - 20.  

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on August - 20.  

1632  On this day in history 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  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on this day in history.  

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  On August - 20 death of mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  

0984  On August - 20 john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  On August - 20 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  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

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