World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1914

Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russian beat Germans

Event
1914

-24] Battle of Bounderies: Lorraine, Ardennen, Sambre and Meuse, Mons

Event
1914

German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians

Event
1914

Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing 1000s

Event
1914

Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies

Death
1914

Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)

Birth
1915

Italy declares war on Turkey

Event
1915

Paul Ehrlich, Germ geneologist (Chemotherapy, Nobel 1908), dies in 61

Death
1915

White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, and $31,500

Event
1917

JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies

Death
1918

Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I

Event
1919

Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)

Event
1919

Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93), dies

Death
1920

Istv n Sziv¢s, Hungary, water polo player (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1920

Israel publishes it's 1st medical journal "Ha-Refuah"

Event
1920

Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes

Event
1920

Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League

Event
1920

Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland

Event
1920

1st US coml radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting

Event
1921

Jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956)

Birth
1921

Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls)

Birth
1921

35th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats M Browne (46 64 62)

Event
1922

1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris

Event
1923

London harbor strike ends

Event
1924

Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim)

Birth