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Calendar for July 20th, 2013

1300s

  • Born 1304: Petrarch (poet)

  • 1304: Edward I of England took the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence

  • 1710s

  • 1715: The Riot Act went into effect in England

  • 1810s

  • 1810: Colombia declared independence from Spain

  • 1870s

  • 1871: British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation

  • 1875: Connecticut state agricultural experiment station established

  • 1890s

  • 1893: The U.S.S. Machias, first steel-hulled ship built in Maine, commissioned

  • 1900s

  • 1900: Eleanor Annie Lamson was the first woman astronomer employed at the U.S. Naval Observatory

  • 1910s

  • Born 1919: Sir Edmund Hillary (first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1938: Natalie Wood (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Carlos Santana (musician)

  • 1960s

  • 1968: The first International Special Olympics held, Chicago, Illinois

  • 1969: Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the Moon. He also placed the U.S. flag there.

  • Born 1969: Josh Holloway (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1973: Bruce Lee (actor & martial artist)

  • 1976: Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run

  • 1976: Viking 1, U.S. robot spacecraft, landed on Mars

  • Born 1978: Elliott Yamin (singer)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Gisele Bundchen (model)

  • 1985: Mel Fisher's crew found sunken Atocha off Florida coast, loaded with silver, gold, and emeralds

  • 2000s

  • Died 2005: James Montgomery Doohan (actor, linguist)

  • Died 2007: Tammy Faye Messner


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