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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1986

Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead

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1986

Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76

Death
1986

Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th

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1986

Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63

Death
1988

Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)

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1988

6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed

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1989

Said Aouita runs world record 3000 m (7:29.45)

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1989

Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)

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1989

Howard Johnson joins B Bonds and W Mays to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases

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1989

Aak crashes into pleasure boat The Margin on the Thames, 51 killed

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1990

NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)

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1990

Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson

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1990

Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies

Death
1990

George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner

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1990

Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)

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1991

Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90

Death
1991

After the attempted coup in the Soviet Union, Estonia declares

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1991

Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

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1991

Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

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1991

Estonia declares it's independence from USSR itself independent

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1991

Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86

Death
1992

William Taylor, chairman (FDIC), dies at 53

Death
1992

Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59

Death
1992

Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler

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1992

England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs Pakistan, then world ODI record

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