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Births, Deaths, and Events for 20 July

About This Day

     This is day 201 of the year 2019.
     There are 164 days left to 2019.

Thought For The Day

     "He cannot rule the great who cannot rule the small."



1304   Francesco Petrarch - Italy, poet (Italia Mia)
1785   Mahmud II - Ottoman sultan, Westernizer, reformer
1864   Erik Karlfeldt - Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
1919   Sir Edmund Hillary - Tuakau, Auckland, New Zealand, one of 1st 2 men to scale Mt Everest
1924   Thomas Berger - US, novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man)
1938   Natalie Wood - [Natasha Gurdin], San Francisco, CA, actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause)
1938   Diana Rigg - Doncaster, England, actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Hospital)
1938   Jo Ann Campbell - Jacksonville, FL, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady
1941   Vladimir A Lyakhov - cosmonaut (Soyuz 32, T-9)
1943   John Lodge - bassist (Moody Blues)
1944   T.G. Sheppard - country singer (Only 1 You, Without You)
1945   Kim Carnes - Los Angeles, CA, singer (Bette Davis Eyes)
1947   Carlos Santana - Autlan, Jalisco, Mexico, musician (Santana-Black Magic Woman)
1956   Paul Cook - London, UK, drummer (Sex Pistols)
1957   Donna Dixon - Alexandria, VA, actress, Mrs. Dan Ackwoyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies)
1958   Michael McNeill - rocker (Simple Minds-Don't You Forget About Me)
1963   Frank Whaley - Syracuse, NY, actor (Broken Arrow)
1980   Gisele BŁndchen - Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, super model (Victoria's Secret), actress (Devil Wears Prada)



1609   Federico Zuccari - Italian Mannerist painter, dies (birth date unknown)
1951   Abdullah Ibn Hussein - Jordan's King, assassinated in Jerusalem
1957   Phil Hanna - singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
1974   Allen Jenkins - actor (Fugitive from a Chain Gang), dies at 74
1983   Frank Reynolds - news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59
1986   Helen Craig - actress (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 74



   Ugly Truck Contest Day
1773   Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
1810   Colombia declared independence from Spain
1861   Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, VA
1864   Battle of Peachtree Creek - Atlanta Campaign
1868   1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
1871   British Columbia becomes 6th Canadian province
1872   Mahlon Loomis receives patent for wireless ... the radio is born
1878   1st telephone introduced in Hawaii
1881   Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops
1890   Snow & hail in Calais, ME
1894   2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike
1917   WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st drawn
1922   Togo made a mandate of the League of Nations
1940   Singles record charts 1st published by Billboard - Tommy Dorsey #1
1942   Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress
1942   Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) began basic training at Fort Des Moines
1944   Von Stauffenberg fails in an attempt on Hitler's life
1944   President FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Democratic convention
1944   US invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II
1949   Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
1950   "Arthur Murray Party" premiers on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
1956   France recognizes Tunisia's independence
1960   1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
1960   USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
1964   1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
1967   Race riots in Memphis, TN
1968   Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
1969   1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
1970   1st baby born on Alcatraz Island
1974   Turkey invades Cyprus
1976   US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
1977   Flash flood hits Johnstown, PA, killing 80 & causing $350 mil damage
1979   Breaking Away released to US theaters
1979   44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2,293-kg (5,055 pounds) load, Bothell, WA
1982   Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
1985   Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
1988   Michael Dukakis selected as Democratic presidential nominee
1990   Justice William Brennan resigns from the Supreme Court after 36 years
2001   America's Sweethearts opens in US theaters



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