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573Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours

1191Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko

1781George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis

1865President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Texas

1866President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over

1882Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow

192135th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats M Browne (4-6 6-4 6-2)

1930Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval

1938Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam

1940Louis Buchalter is indicted on murder charges in Los Angeles for the killing of Harry Greenberg, a mob associate of casino owner Meyer Lansky and mobster Bugsy Siegel

1952Stalin meets Chou Enlai

1964Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

1965Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

1974Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)

1989Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases

1990George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner

1991Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

1993Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

200082nd PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Valhalla Golf Club

200688th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Medinah Country Club

On This Day In History
Date Event
Aug 20, 2
Venus and Jupiter in conjunction - possible astrological explanation for Star of Bethlehem 
Aug 20, 573
Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours 
Aug 20, 636
Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] 
Aug 20, 917
Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines 
Aug 20, 1000
The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary. 
Aug 20, 1191
Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko 
Aug 20, 1391
Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order. 
Aug 20, 1534
Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" occupies Tunis 
Aug 20, 1566
Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp, Belgium 
Aug 20, 1597
1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East 
Aug 20, 1604
Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice 
Aug 20, 1619
1st known African Americans (appox. 20) land at Jamestown Virginia aboard Dutch vessel then sold or traded into servitude for supplies 
Aug 20, 1641
England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification 
Aug 20, 1648
Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards 
Aug 20, 1672
Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague. 
Aug 20, 1741
Alaska first sighted by Danish explorer Vitus Bering at head of Russian expedition 
Aug 20, 1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland 
Aug 20, 1781
George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis 
Aug 20, 1794
Gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio 
Aug 20, 1795
Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England 
Aug 20, 1828
Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris 
Aug 20, 1856
Wilberforce University forms in Ohio 
Aug 20, 1861
Skirmish at Jonesboro, MO 
Aug 20, 1864
8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3,900 casualties) 
Aug 20, 1865
President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Texas 
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