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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1944

US and British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap

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1945

A Roda Roda, writer, dies at 73

Death
1945

Russian troops occupy Harbin and Mukden

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1945

Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament

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1945

Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR

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1945

Tommy Brown, Bkln Dodger becomes youngest HR hitter (17)

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1946

Connie Chung, TV news anchor (NBC, CBS)

Birth
1947

Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79

Death
1947

Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time

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1947

Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph

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1947

James Pankow, Chicago IL, rocker (Chicago)

Birth
1948

David John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65

Death
1948

US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin

Event
1948

15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)

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1949

Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution

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1949

78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland

Event
1951

Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut

Birth
1951

Phil Lynott, Dublin Ireland, rock bassist (Thin Lizzy)

Birth
1951

Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)

Birth
1952

John Hiatt, US singer/songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me)

Birth
1952

Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)

Birth
1952

John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)

Birth
1952

Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies

Death
1952

Stalin meets Chou Enlai

Event
1953

Peter Horton, Bellevue Wash, actor (Gary-30 Something)

Birth