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Historical Events In August - 20

Sunday, 28 February 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  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 this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79  

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

1949  Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution on this day in history.  

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

1952  Stalin meets Chou Enlai on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies  

1953  On August - 20 russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation  

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 August - 20.  

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

1956  Republicans convene at Cow Palace on August - 20.  

1957  On this day in history 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  Alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history senegal breaks from the Mali federation; declaring independence  

1960  On August - 20 uSSR recovers 2 dogs; first living organisms to return from space  

1960  Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82  

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 August - 20.  

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

1968  Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia on August - 20.  

1968  Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1970  Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on this day in history.  

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on August - 20.  

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

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 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  On August - 20 birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history death of mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  

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  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.  

1538  On August - 20 death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  

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 this day in history.  

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

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