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 This day in History - July 20
421 Historic Events for July 20
1940

Nazi collaborator Rost of Tonningen appointed director of Marxist

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1940

Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)

Birth
1941

Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)

Birth
1941

Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17

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1942

1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training

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1942

Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress

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1942

Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover

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1942

T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)

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1942

Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8

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1942

Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle

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1942

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines

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1943

Chris Amon, Grand Prix racer

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1943

John Lodge, Birmingham, bassist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)

Birth
1943

Joint Chiefs of Staff question adm Nimitz (landing Gilbert Island)

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1944

Heavy storm hampers British offensive at Caen

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1944

Gen Eisenhower visits Montgomery's headquarter in Normandy

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1944

Flying Fortresses of US 8th Air Force attack Leipzig/Dessau

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1944

Violent battles in VerriŠres-hill (Normandy)

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1944

Japanese aircraft carrier Hijo sinks by US air attack

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1944

Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy

Birth
1944

July 20th Plot-Failed assassination attempt on Hitler

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1944

Liberators of US 8th Air Force attack Gotha Russelsheim/Eisenach

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1944

Pres FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention

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1944

US 15th Air Force attacks Friedrichshaven Memmingen

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1944

US 9th AF bombs railroad at Chaulnes Sabl‚-sur-Sarthe/Dreux

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