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The mastery of the turn is the story of how aviation became practical as a means of transportation. It is the story of how the world became small.

William Langewiesche in Aviation Quotes

 Today in History - 8/20

  • 2 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem(?)
  • 573 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
  • 636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
  • 917 Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
  • 1191 Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
  • 1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
  • 1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium