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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1978

Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open

Event
1979

Singer Vikki Carr and Michael Nilsson wed

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1979

Tara Shaffer, Miss Ohio Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1979

India premier Charan Singh resigns

Event
1980

Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91

Death
1980

Corey Carrier, actor (Young Indiana Jones)

Birth
1980

UN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is it's capital

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1980

Cleve Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles

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1980

Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mt Everest

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1980

Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season

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1980

NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day

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1980

Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone

Event
1981

Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1982

Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils

Event
1982

US marines land in Beirut Lebanon

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1982

Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu), dies of bone cancer at 53

Death
1983

Miss National Teen-Ager

Event
1983

Kerwin Duinmeijer, Antillean boy, murdered by racist at 15

Death
1985

Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists

Death
1985

Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US

Event
1985

Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle

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1985

Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win

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1985

1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)

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1985

Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers

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1986

Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71

Death