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Notable Historical Events for August 20th

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

1882Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow

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

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

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

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

1938Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam

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

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

573Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours

August 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 20th

1918Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls), (d. 1974)

1948Robert Plant, West Bromwich England, rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love)

1901Salvatore Quasimodo, Naples Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959), (d. 1968)

1833Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893)

August 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 20th

2011Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

1939"Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37)

August 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 20th

1854Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79

2012Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

August 20th Deaths
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