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Historical Events In August - 20

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

1975  Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126 on August - 20.  

1975  Viking 1 launched toward orbit around Mars, soft landing on August - 20.  

1976  Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69 on August - 20.  

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

1978  Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London on August - 20.  

1978  On August - 20 ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51  

1980  On this day in history reinhold Messner of Italy is first to solo ascent Mt Everest  

1980  UN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital on August - 20.  

1980  Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1982  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 on this day in history.  

1982  Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu), dies of bone cancer at 53 on this day in history.  

1983  On August - 20 kerwin Duinmeijer, Antillean boy, murdered by racist at 15  

1985  Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of the US on August - 20.  

1985  Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists on August - 20.  

1986  Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead on August - 20.  

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

1987  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?? on August - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1990  George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner on August - 20.  

1990  On August - 20 iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)  

1990  On this day in history marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies  

1991  On August - 20 betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86  

1992  Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

1994  On this day in history aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65  

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

1996  George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81 on August - 20.  

1997  Hudson Bay Railway, owned by Omnitrax of Denver, Colorado, takes over operation of former CN lines to Flin Flon, Lyn Lake and Churchill on this day in history.  

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  On August - 20 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus  

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  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

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

1632  Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on August - 20.  

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  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  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.  

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

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

1384  On August - 20 geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

1538  On this day in history 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 August - 20 death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

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