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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1925

WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions

Event
1926

Uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia

Event
1929

1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed

Event
1929

Norma Connolly, Boston, Mass, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital)

Birth
1930

Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval

Event
1930

Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)

Event
1930

Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies

Death
1931

45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen Whitingstall (64 61)

Event
1931

Don King, boxing promoter, shocking hairstyle [or Dec 6]

Birth
1931

Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64

Death
1931

Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)

Birth
1932

Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87

Death
1932

Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59

Death
1932

Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60

Death
1933

George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )

Birth
1933

Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)

Birth
1933

Larry Robideaux, horse trainer

Birth
1934

Ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match

Event
1935

Milt coup by General Pons and president Ibarra in Ecuador

Event
1935

Charles Shere, composer

Birth
1935

J J Malone, US soul singer (It's a shame)

Birth
1935

Justin Tubb, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)

Birth
1935

Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56

Death
1936

Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina

Birth
1937

George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)

Birth