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Famous Events For August 20

Famous Events For August 20 – Today In History

August 20: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 20 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 20, 0002 – The coincidence of Venus and Jupiter an imaginable zodiacal view for the Christmas Star or Star of Bethlehem
2. August 20, 0573 – Gregory of Tours assumes bishop ship of Tours
3. August 20, 0636 – Muslims vanquish Byzantines at the war of Yarmuk
4. August 20, 0917 – Attacks by Byzantines repulsed by Bulgaria’s army

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5. August 20, 1000 – Stephen I of Hungary recognises Hungary as a Christian empire and thus Hungarian state formed
6. August 20, 1191 – 3000 Muslim inmates in Akko
7. August 20, 1391 – Konrad von Wallenrode assumes as 24th Chief of the Teutonic Order
8. August 20, 1534 – Tunis conquered by Turkish chief Chaireddin
9. August 20, 1566 – Iconoclasm arrives in Antwerp, Belgium
10. August 20, 1597 – Vessels belonging to East India Co., of Dutch arrive from the Far East
11. August 20, 1604 – The military base of the Spanish of Sluis accepts defeat to count Maurice
12. August 20, 1619 – African Americans in English North America were sold as slaves when they arrived at Point Comfort, Virginia
13. August 20, 1641 – Agreement between England and Scotland for reconciliation reached
14. August 20, 1648 – Spaniards were vanquished by French
15. August 20, 1672 – The annoyed crowd in The Hague massacre John de Witt and his brother

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18th Century – What Happened on August 20 – The 1700s

16. August 20, 1741 – Danish voyager Vitus Bering as head of the Russian excursion discovered Alaska
17. August 20, 1781 – George Washington orders his army to move south to combat Cornwallis
18. August 20, 1794 – The Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio were vanquished by Gen “Mad Anthony”
19. August 20, 17955 –the  arrival of Joseph Haydn at Vienna from England

19th Century – August 20 This Day That Year – The 1800s

20. August 20, 1828 – debut of “Le Comte Ory” by Gioacchino Rossini in Paris
21. August 20, 1856 – Inauguration of Wilberforce University in Ohio
22. August 20, 1861 – combat at Jonesboro, MO

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23. August 20, 1864 – 3900 killed or wounded on the last day of the war at Deep Bottom Run Va
24. August 20, 1865 – Rebellion in Texas was declared as ended as announced by President Andrew Johnson
25. August 20, 1866 – The end of the US Civil was announced by President Andrew Johnson
26. August 20, 1882 – the debut of “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky in Moscow
27. August 20, 1888 – Palmer Presbrey beats T.S.Tailer in the US Men’s single longest competition match (19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4 and 80 game 1st round challenge
28. August 20, 18922 – J.Tuhope becomes the president of The Transvaal National Union with the support of Politicians
29. August 20, 1893 – Switzerland bans killing of animals by formal means
30. August 20, 1895 – Starting off the adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Adventure of Norwood Builder
31. August 20, 1896 – Telephone-by-dial method recognized

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 20 – 1900

32. August 20, 1900 – In the Olympic cricket match, Great Britain vanquishes France
33. August 20, 1900 – Four primary education was made compulsory in Japan by an amendment to the main school rule
34. August 20, 1901 – The Committee under Fawcettgoeso to Mafeking military base in Cape Colony
35. August 20, 1905 – A Chinese innovative person, Sun Yat-sen arranges the first episode of Meng Huin an association of underground cultures bent upon toppling Manchus
36. August 20, 1908 – Independent Congo becomes Belgian Congo
37. August 20, 1908 – Sydney, Australia Great White Navy of U S when they arrive there with wonderful applause Some soldiers decide to stay in Australia
38. August 20, 1910 – Madriz of Nicaragua was forced to step down by opposition parties helped by the US

39. August 20, 1912 – To prevent harmful pests, etc migrating from one place to another, a Law was enacted. This Law – Plant Quarantine Act comes into being
40. August 20, 1913 – Adolphe Pegoud was the first flyer to jump from a plane with the help of a parachute in France
41. August 20, 1914 – 211 Belgians were murdered by German Commander von Bulow
42. August 20, 1914 – when the Belgian soldiers went back to Antwerp, Germandefensee seized Brussels
43. August 20, 1918 – Britain attacking the Western side in WW I
44. August 20, 19199 – concluding a 69-game streak, Joe Wilhoit of Western League, did not get a hit (155 hits in 299at-bass)
45. August 20, 1920 – Winning of Olympic 200 m sprint by Allenn Woodring wearing shoes not belonging to him
46. August 20, 19200 – Formation of the American Pro Football Association was discussed at an introductory assembly in Akron

47. August 20, 1921- In the 35th US Women’s National Championship game, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory vanquishes Mary Browne
48. August 20, 1922 – Paris hosts the 1st world championship athletics for women
49. August 20,1923 – harbor workers call off their strike in London
50. August 20, 1925 – broadcasting started by WJR-AM in Detroit
51. August 20, 1926 – Rebellion in Iran against Reza Shah Pahlavi
52. August 20, 1926 –The  commercial airing firm in Japan, Nippon Hoso Kyokai was started
53. August 20, 1929 – 1st air travel moving east around the globe finished
54. August 20, 1930 – Bradman achieves a run of 232 in the 5th Test cricket match at Oval
55. August 20, 1930 – Television transmission for residential from Dumont
56. August 20, 1931 – In a match Helen Wills Vs Eileen Bennett Whittingstall, at the 45th US Women’s National Championship, Helen Wills Moody was victorious
57. August 20, 1934 – In his concluding test cricket game, Ponsford was out for 266
58. August 20, 1935 – President Ibarra and Commander Pons Stageana armed rebellion

59. August 20, 1938 – concluding and highest best 23rd grand slam by Lou Gehrig
60. August 20, 1939 – National Bowling Group by blacks was funded
61. August 20, 1939 – The Japanese attack in Mongolia was repulsed by Russiandefensee under commander Zjoekov
62. August 20, 1940 – In the war with Britain, Polish regiments join hands with the associates
63. August 20, 1940 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill praises the Royal Airforce
64. August 20, 1941 – Thousands of Jewish men detained in a police force raid of the 11th ward in Paris
65. August 20, 1942 – Nighttime dimming rules come into effect in
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66. August 20, 1944 – Inauguration of “Anna Lucasta” in Broadway
67. August 20, 1944 – Arrival of Gen de Gaulle in France
68. August 20, 1944 – the 7th German defense forces were demolished by the combined armies of the US and British
69. August 20, 1945 – The youngest player to hit a HR was Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17
70. August 20, 19455 – PGA golf match achieved by Robert Hamilton
71. August 20, 1945 – Harbin and Mukden conquered by Soviet defense forces

72. August 20, 1947 – Boston Braves witnessed a million people’s presence
73. August 20, 1948 – A flying record speed of 1131 kph was achieved by Turner Caldwell using a  D-588-I airplane
74. August 20, 1948 – Russian Ambassador in the  US Jacob Lomakin banished by the US
75. August 20, 1949 – constitution of Hungary approved
76. August 20, 1950 – Golden Lion awarded to “Justice est faite” by Andre Cayatte at the 11th Venice Film Festival
77. August 20, 1951 – Award of Golden Lion to “Rashomon” guided by Akira Kurosawa at the 12th Venice Film Festival
78. August 20, 1952 – meeting of Stalin with Chou En Lai
79. August 20, 1952 – the film Cherishh Khan” guided by Manuel Conde was awarded the Golden Lion at the 13th Venice Film Festival
80. August 20, 1953 – hydrogen bomb explosion openly accepted by Russia
81. August 20, 1955 – In Morocco and Algeria, the anti-French rebellion leaves hundreds dead
82. August 20, 1956 – assembly of Republicans at Cow Palace

83. August 20, 1957 – The balloon belonging to USAAF bursts at a record height of 102000 ft
84. August 20, 1957 –the  inauguration of “Simply Heavenly” at Playhouse Theatreint NYC and performs 62 times
85. August 20, 1958 – Dale Long becomes the 1st lefty catcher for Cubs in 52 years
86. August 20, 1959 –defense mobilization program cut down to 12 months in Belgium
87. August 20, 1960 – 2 dogs, the  first living animals from space, regained by the  USSR
88. August 20, 1961 – The hooked wire construction along the western border was replaced by East Germany by a  5 ft wall
89. August 20, 1962 – Atomic test by USSR at Novaya Zemlya
90. August 20, 1964 – for alleviation of poverty nearly $1 billion was set apart by US President Lyndon B. Johnson through an Act – Economic Opportunity Act
91. August 20, 1964 –despite Yogi Berra’s instructions not to play music in the bus, Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica
92. August 20, 1965 – Babe Ruth – Lou Gehrig gets permission to hit 772 HRs from Eddie Mathews and Hank Aron while participating in the same team
93. August 20, 1966 – rotten fruits are thrown at the  Beatles while playing a musical performance at Memphis
94. August 20, 1967 – Manager Alvin Dark removed from his position twice as manager and reinstalled again of A’s
95. August 20, 1967 – LPGA Women’s Western Golf Open was achieved by Kathy Whitworth
96. August 20, 19688 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitins, USSR
97. August 20, 19699 – State-level record rain of 69cms in Nelson County, Virginia
98. August 20, 1970 – 42 lost their lives when gale Dorothy strikes Martinique

99. August 20, 1971 – secret inquiry of columnist Daniel Sehorr by FBI starts
100. August 20, 1972 – Kathy Whitworth victorious in the LPGA South Gate Ladies Golf Open
101. August 20, 1972 – Atomic test below the ground level by USSR
102. August 20, 1974 – President Ford nominates Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President
103. August 20, 1974 – the best pitch by Nolan Ryan reaches a speed of 161.6km/hr
104. August 20, 1975 – 126 perished when Il-62 met with an accident in Damascus, Syria
105. August 20, 1975 – easy touchdown of Viking I sent to circle Mars
106. August 20, 1977 – Voyager 2 of NASA takes off towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
107. August 20, 1978 – Israeli El Aiairplanee fired in London by gunmen
108. August 20, 1978 – LPGA Lady Stroh’s Golf Open achieved by Sandra Post
109. August 20, 1979 – Charon Singh, relinquishes his position as Prime Minister of India
110. August 20, 1979 – marriage of singer Vikki Carr and Michael Nilsson
111. August 20, 1979 –The  railway track between England and Scotland was  rebuilt with the opening of another diversion
112. August 20, 1980 – unaccompanied by anyone, Reinhold Meissner of Italy climbs Mt Everest
113. August 20, 1980 – Israeli’s assertion that all of Jerusalem as its capital was denounced by the  UN Security Council (14-0, US abstains)
114. August 20, 1982 – NJ Devils’ first captain was Don Lever
115. August 20, 1982 – arrival of US marines in Beirut Lebanon
116. August 20, 1983 – United Democratic Front started functioning at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
117. August 20, 1985 – thousands of Tunisian/Egyptian workers in gas stations removed from service by Libya
118. August 20, 1985 – on behalf of the  US, Israel sends its navy to Iran
119. August 20, 1986 – 14 colleagues were fired by Patrick Sherrill, a mail staff in Edmond, Oklahoma
120. August 20, 1988 – earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes India and Nepal killing 1000 persons
121. August 20, 1988 – 100 m obstacle women best achieved by Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria
122. August 20, 1989 – In a head-on collision between Dredger “Bow Belle” and another boat “Marchioness, in the river Thames in the  middle of  London, 51 persons drowned and Marchioness sank in 30 seconds
123. August 20, 1989 – woman best world record 800m freestyle swimming achieved by Janet B Evans
124. August 20, 1989 – 3000m running world best achieved by Said Aouita
125. August 20, 199,0 NY Yankee owner George Steinbrenner relinquishes as owner
126. August 20, 1990 – Western captivities sent to defense concentrations as human shields by Iran
127. August 20, 1991 – breaststroke swimming world’s best by Norbert Rosza
128. August 20, 1991 – a five-year contract extension for $25 million signed by Dolphin Dan Marino. He was the highest-paid NFL player and exceeded Joe Montana
129. August 20, 1992 – England scores 363 for 7 in 55 overs Vs Pakistan in ODI
130. August 20, 1993 –a  world record in 110 m obstacle race achieved by Colin Jackson (12.91)
131. August 20, 1993 – For treatment of malaria, Mother Teresa was admitted to hospital
132. August 20, 1994 – A temperature of 109.5 F was reached in Cordoba Spain
133. August 20, 1994 – a transport boat sinks in Chandpur Bangladesh killing hundreds of persons
134. August 20, 1995 – LPGA Weetabix Women’s British Golf Open won by Kerrie Webb
135. August 20, 1996 – In the Under 15 World Challenge Final at Lords. India beat Pakistan
136. August 20, 1997 – 15th Miss Teen USA crown on Shelly Moore, 18
137. August 20, 1997 – 60npersons die,d and 15 were captured in a mass slaughter in Algeria
138. August 20, 1998 – Quebec separates itself from Canada without the approval of the Canadian government as per the orders of the  Supreme Court of Canada
139. August 20, 1998 – Defense offensive against al-Qaida hideout in Afghanistan and assumed organic plant in Sudan
140. August 20, 1999 – Inauguration of 7th World Championship in Athletics at Seville, Spain

21st Century – August 20 This Day In History – The 2000s

141. August 20, 2002- an assembly of Iraqis having conflict with the government of Saddam Husseincapturedethe  Iraqi consulate in Berlin for several hours before surrendering and releasing captivity
142. August 20, 2006 – 88th LPGA Championship achieved by Tiger Woods shooting a 270 at Medinah Country Club
143. August 20, 2008 – Aircraft operating between Madrid and Gran Canaria, Spanair Flight 5022,  slid on the runway at Barajas Airport killing 146 persons and later e,
144. August 20, 2009 – Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the 12th World Championship in Athletics
145. August 20, 2012 – Rebellion in Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20 people dead
146. August 20, 2013 – Russian police kill 9 Islamist activists in North Caucasus
147. August 20, 2015 –30 students are wounded at West Point Military Academy in a group headrest battle
148. August 20, 2016 – Reckless terror campaign on a wedding group in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, kills at least 51

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