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Historical Events In August - 20

Friday, 14 May 2021

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

1945  On this day in history a Roda Roda, writer, dies at 73  

1947  Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time  

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

1948  On August - 20 david John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65  

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

1949  Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution on August - 20.  

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

1952  On August - 20 stalin meets Chou Enlai  

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 this day in history.  

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

1955  Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria on this day in history.  

1955  1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca on August - 20.  

1956  On August - 20 republicans convene at Cow Palace  

1957  On August - 20 uSAF ballon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)  

1959  On August - 20 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  On August - 20 alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82  

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

1960  USSR recovers 2 dogs; first living organisms to return from space on this day in history.  

1960  Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68 on August - 20.  

1961  Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82 on August - 20.  

1964  On August - 20 president Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act (totaling nearly $1 billion)  

1965  Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their first #1 US hit) on this day in history.  

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

1968  On August - 20 russian and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia  

1968  On this day in history earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69  

1970  On this day in history hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86  

1973  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 on August - 20.  

1974  On this day in history ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62  

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

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

1666  On this day in history birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

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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  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.  

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on August - 20.  

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

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  

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

1580  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on August - 20.  

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

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