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Friday, July 20, 2012

Interesting Events That Happened On July 20th

Here's a pretty cool list of things that happened over the years... minus some things... like that moon landing... ENJOY!

2011Following an outbreak of Hendra virus, Maylaysia delcares a ban the import of horses from Australia
2005Canada becomes the 4th country to permit same-sex marriage
1997Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic
1994Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)
1990Justice William Brennan resigns from Supreme Court after 36 years
198993 degrees F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix, Arizona
1984Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
1984Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
1983France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1982Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
1982T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
1981Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
197944-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Wash
1977Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 80 and causing $350 mil damage

1973Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
1972U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1968Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
1968Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117

1967Race riots in Memphis, Tennessee
196518.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hour record)
19641st surfin' record to go #1-Jan and Dean's "Surf City"
196317 African states and Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
1963Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1962Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 13th Symphony
19601st submerged submarine, George Washington, to fire Polaris missile 
1960Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon
1960U.S.S.R. recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
1956France recognizes Tunisia's independence
1956U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1950"Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
1949Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
1948Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ
1948U.S. Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
1944Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
1944July 20th Plot-Failed assassination attempt on Hitler
1944Liberators of U.S. 8th Air Force attack Gotha Russelsheim/Eisenach
1944President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention
1942Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines
1940Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
1938Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws
19351st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
1934118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record)
1930106 degrees F (41 degrees C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
1927Lindbergh begins New York flight (Spirit of St. Louis)
1922Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
1917Pact of Corfu signed: Serbs, Croats and Slovenes form Yugoslavia
1890"Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing
1881Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops
18781st telephone introduced in Hawaii
18761st U.S. intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, New York; Princeton wins
1872Mahlon Loomis patents wireless radio
1871British Columbia becomes 6th Canadian province
18681st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
1858Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents ) (New York beats Brooklyn 22-18)
1847German astronomer Theodor discovers Comet Brorsen-Metcalf
1836Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension
1810Colombia declares independence from Spain
1808Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names
1801Elisha Brown, Jr. pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm
1773Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
1749Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
1654Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
1031Henry I succeeds father Robert II as King of France
Information comes via brainyhistory. Check them out for much more.

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