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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1907

Alan Reed, NYC, actor (Mr Adams and Eve)/voice (Fred Flintstone)

Birth
1907

Anatole Fistoulari, conductor

Birth
1907

Shirley Booth, [Thelma Booth Ford], NYC, actress (Hazel)

Birth
1907

Stanley Devon, photographer

Birth
1908

Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)

Birth
1908

Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64

Death
1908

Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo

Event
1908

Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)

Birth
1908

Jeanne Stern, writer

Birth
1908

John Reginald Bevins, politician

Birth
1909

Albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37)

Birth
1909

Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)

Birth
1910

Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)

Birth
1910

Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64

Death
1910

US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua

Event
1911

Ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)

Birth
1912

Wash Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0 in 6 innings

Event
1912

Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect

Event
1912

Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)

Birth
1912

William Booth, English minister/founder (Leader des Heils), dies

Death
1913

1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe P‚goud-France)

Event
1913

Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)

Event
1913

Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist

Birth
1914

German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp

Event
1914

Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny France

Event