Daily Calendar for Thursday, July 20, 2023


  • Petrarch (poet) –
  • Sir Edmund Hillary (one of the first to summit Mt. Everest) –
  • Natalie Wood (actress) –
  • Carlos Santana (musician) –
  • Josh Holloway (actor) –
  • Elliott Yamin (singer) –
  • Gisele Bundchen (model) –


  • Bruce Lee (actor & martial artist) –
  • James Montgomery Doohan (actor, linguist) –
  • Tammy Faye Messner –


  • Edward I of England took the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence–
  • Religious leader Anne Hutchinson was baptized–
  • Colombia declared independence from Spain–
  • British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation–
  • Connecticut state agricultural experiment station established–
  • The U.S.S. Machias, first steel-hulled ship built in Maine, commissioned–
  • Eleanor Annie Lamson was the first woman astronomer employed at the U.S. Naval Observatory–
  • Legion of Merit established–
  • The first International Special Olympics held, Chicago, Illinois–
  • Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the Moon. He also placed the U.S. flag there.–
  • Viking 1, U.S. robot spacecraft, landed on Mars–
  • Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run–
  • Mel Fisher’s crew found sunken Atocha off Florida coast, loaded with silver, gold, and emeralds–


  • Snow and hail fell in Calais, Maine–
  • 18.18 inches of rain fell in Edgerton, Missouri–
  • In Washington, the Seattle-Tacoma area experienced temperatures of 100 degrees F–

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