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 This day in History - July 20
421 Historic Events for July 20
1944

US invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II

Event
1944

Fieldmarshal von Kluge consults with German commandant at Caen

Event
1944

Death March of 1,200 Jews from Lipcani Moldavia begins

Event
1944

Canadian Cameroon Highlanders conquer St-Andr‚

Event
1944

Mertz, German colonel (July 20th plotter), executed

Death
1944

Ludwig Beck, gen/chief Germany general staff (July 20th plot), dies

Death
1944

Pierre Vi‚not, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

Death
1944

Korten, chef gen of Germany Luftwaffe, dies in bomb explosion

Death
1944

Rudolf Schmundt, gen/Hitler's Army adjunct, dies from wounds

Death
1944

Friedrich Olbricht, German general (July 20th plotter), executed

Death
1944

Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, count/German antifascist colonel, dies

Death
1944

Brandt, col/German staff chief, dies in bombing

Death
1944

Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs

Event
1944

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France to meet Montgomery

Event
1944

Brit/Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy

Event
1944

Werner von Haeffen, German lieutenant (July 20th plotter), executed

Death
1944

Heinz Burns, German (Olympic-gold-1936), dies in bombing

Death
1944

Arthur J Treadwell, English mayor of Stoke Newington, dies at about 71

Death
1945

Paul Val‚ry, French poet (Le cimetiŠre Marin, Mon Faust), dies at 73

Death
1945

Betty Burfeindt, LPGA golfer

Birth
1945

John Lodge, rocker

Birth
1945

Viscount Petersham, English large landowner

Birth
1945

Arthur Seccull, S Africa cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies

Death
1945

Larry E Craig, (Rep-R-Idaho, 1981- )

Birth
1946

Kim Carnes, Pasadena Ca, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes)

Birth