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Historical Events In August - 20

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1945  A Roda Roda, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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  On August - 20 franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79  

1948  On this day in history uS expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin  

1948  On August - 20 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)  

1948  David John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65 on August - 20.  

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

1949  On this day in history hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution  

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

1952  On this day in history 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 August - 20 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 this day in history.  

1956  On August - 20 republicans convene at Cow Palace  

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

1959  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 on this day in history.  

1959  Alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1960  Senegal breaks from the Mali federation; declaring independence on August - 20.  

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

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

1961  On August - 20 vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82  

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

1965  On August - 20 rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their first #1 US hit)  

1968  On August - 20 650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia  

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

1968  On this day in history 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  On August - 20 birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

1561  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 20 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  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 August - 20.  

1572  On August - 20 death of miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

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

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.  

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