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Historical Events In August - 20

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1975  On August - 20 il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126  

1975  Viking 1 launched toward orbit around Mars, soft landing on this day in history.  

1976  Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history nASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune  

1978  On August - 20 gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London  

1978  Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1980  Reinhold Messner of Italy is first to solo ascent Mt Everest on August - 20.  

1980  On this day in history uN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital  

1980  Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91 on August - 20.  

1982  On August - 20 mexican Treasury Secretary Jesus Silva Herzog tells foreign bankers that Mexico cannot repay her $60 billion foreign debt, the first Third World country to default  

1982  On August - 20 ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu), dies of bone cancer at 53  

1983  On this day in history kerwin Duinmeijer, Antillean boy, murdered by racist at 15  

1985  On August - 20 israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of the US  

1985  On August - 20 harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists  

1986  Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead on this day in history.  

1986  Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76 on August - 20.  

1987  On August - 20 the Canadian federal government slaps a total ban on smoking in public service offices, starting Jan. 1, 1988. Smoking by government employees at all public service counters ends immediately, well maybe not quite??  

1988  In the Nepal-India border region a 6.6 quake killed 721, 6,553 injured and 64,470 buildings damaged in eastern Nepal on August - 20.  

1989  In Ethiopia a 6.3 earthquake killed 2, injured 2 and damage and rockslides caused in the Galafi-Yoboki area on August - 20.  

1990  On this day in history george Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner  

1990  On this day in history iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)  

1990  Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86  

1992  Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59 on August - 20.  

1993  Bernard Delfgaauw, philosopher (Johnson murderer!), dies at 80 on August - 20.  

1994  Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1995  Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1996  On August - 20 george Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81  

1997  On August - 20 hudson Bay Railway, owned by Omnitrax of Denver, Colorado, takes over operation of former CN lines to Flin Flon, Lyn Lake and Churchill.  

2011  On this day in history arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: In the Battle of Tripoli, Libyan rebels take control the nation's capital, effectively overthrowing the government of Muammar Gaddafi.  

2012  On this day in history 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela  

2013  9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus on this day in history.  

2018  Measles cases reach record high in Europe with 41,000 infected first six months of 2018 with 37 deaths according to WHO on August - 20.  

2018  Pope Francis releases letter to all Catholics condemning sexual abuse atrocities and clerical cover-ups "We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them" 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  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on August - 20.  

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

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

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 August - 20.  

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

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


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 this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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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