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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1937

Corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA)

Birth
1938

Jean-Loup Jaques Marie Chretien, France, cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7, STS 86)

Birth
1938

Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd and last grand slam

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1939

Russ offensive under gen Zjoekov against Jap invasion in Mongolia

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1939

1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)

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1940

John Lantree, rocker

Birth
1940

1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain

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1940

Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)

Birth
1940

British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

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1940

Sam Melville, Utah, actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks)

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1940

Leon Trotsky, revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson, dies Aug 21

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1941

Slobodan Milocevic, premier Serbia

Birth
1941

William H Gray III, Baton Rouge La, (Rep-D-PA, 1978- )

Birth
1941

Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males

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1942

Isaac Hayes, Covington TN, composer (Shaft)

Birth
1942

Dim-out regulations implemented in SF

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1942

Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964)

Birth
1943

Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love)

Birth
1944

John Povey, rocker

Birth
1944

Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, SD Padres, Cleve Indians)

Birth
1944

26th PGA Championship: Bob Hamilton at Manito G and CC Spokane Wash

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1944

"Anna Lucasta," opens on Broadway

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1944

Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)

Birth
1944

Russian offensive at Jassy and Kisjinev

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1944

Gen de Gaulle returns to France

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