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20th of July 0070 EVENT First Jewish-Roman War: Siege of Jerusalem : Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount. The Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots.
20th of July 0911 EVENT Rollo lays siege to Chartres.
20th of July 1304 EVENT Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle : King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf.
20th of July 1402 EVENT Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Battle of Ankara : Timur, ruler of Timurid Empire, defeats forces of the Ottoman Empire sultan Bayezid I.
20th of July 1656 EVENT Swedish forces under the command of King Charles X Gustav defeat the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the Battle of Warsaw.
20th of July 1738 EVENT North America: Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Verendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
20th of July 1807 EVENT Nicephore Niepce is awarded a patent by Napoleon Bonaparte for the Pyreolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saone in France.
20th of July 1810 EVENT Citizens of Bogota, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
20th of July 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek : Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
20th of July 1866 EVENT Austro-Prussian War: Battle of Lissa : The Austrian Navy , led by Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, defeats the Italian Navy near the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea.
20th of July 1871 EVENT British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
20th of July 1877 EVENT Rioting in Baltimore, Maryland, by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers is put down by the state militia, resulting in nine deaths.
20th of July 1881 EVENT Indian Wars: Sioux Chief Sitting Bull leads the last of his fugitive people in surrender to United States troops at Fort Buford, North Dakota
20th of July 1885 EVENT The Football Association legalises professionalism in football under pressure from the British Football Association.
20th of July 1894 EVENT The troops sent by Grover Cleveland to Chicago to end the Pullman Strike are recalled.
20th of July 1898 EVENT Spanish-American War: A boiler explodes on the USS Iowa off the coast of Santiago de Cuba.
20th of July 1903 EVENT Ford Motor Company ships its first car.
20th of July 1907 EVENT A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan, kills 30 and injures 70.
20th of July 1916 EVENT World War I: In Armenia, Russian troops capture Gumiskhanek.
20th of July 1917 EVENT World War I: The Corfu Declaration, which leads to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.
20th of July 1918 EVENT World War I: German troops cross the Marne.
20th of July 1921 EVENT Air mail service begins between New York City and San Francisco.
20th of July 1921 EVENT Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.
20th of July 1922 EVENT The League of Nations awards mandates of Togoland to France and Tanganyika to the United Kingdom.
20th of July 1924 EVENT Teheran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice-consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.
20th of July 1926 EVENT A convention of the Southern Methodist Church votes to allow women to become ministers.
20th of July 1928 EVENT The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, and subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians.
20th of July 1929 EVENT Soviet troops attempt to cross the Amur River into Manchuria near Blagoveschensk as tensions mount between the Soviet Union and the Republic of China.
20th of July 1932 EVENT Crowds in the capitals of Bolivia and Paraguay demand their governments declare war on the other after fighting on their border.
20th of July 1932 EVENT In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.
20th of July 1933 EVENT Vice-Chancellor of Germany Franz von Papen and Vatican Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli sign a concordat on behalf of their respective nations.
20th of July 1933 EVENT In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism.
20th of July 1933 EVENT Germany: Two-hundred Jewish merchants are arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets.
20th of July 1934 EVENT Labor unrest in the U.S., as police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven.
20th of July 1934 EVENT 1934 West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
20th of July 1935 EVENT Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
20th of July 1936 EVENT The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland, authorizing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.
20th of July 1938 EVENT The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.
20th of July 1940 EVENT Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
20th of July 1940 EVENT U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Hatch Act of 1939, limiting political activity by Federal government employees.
20th of July 1940 EVENT California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
20th of July 1941 EVENT Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrenti Beria its chief.
20th of July 1942 EVENT World War II: The first unit of the Women's Army Corps begins training in Des Moines, Iowa.
20th of July 1944 EVENT World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt (known as the 20 July plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
20th of July 1945 EVENT The US Congress approves the Bretton Woods Agreement.
20th of July 1947 EVENT Police in Burma arrest former Prime Minister U Saw and 19 others on charges of assassinating Prime Minister U Aung San and seven members of his cabinet.
20th of July 1947 EVENT The Viceroy of India says the people of the North-West Frontier Province overwhelmingly voted the previous day to join Pakistan rather than India.
20th of July 1948 EVENT U.S. President Harry S. Truman issues a peacetime military draft in the United States amid increasing tensions with the Soviet Union.
20th of July 1948 EVENT In New York City, twelve leaders of the Communist Party USA are indicted under the Smith Act including William Z. Foster and Gus Hall.
20th of July 1949 EVENT Israel and Syria sign a truce to end their nineteen-month war.
20th of July 1950 EVENT Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
20th of July 1951 EVENT King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
20th of July 1953 EVENT The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.
20th of July 1954 EVENT Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany's secret service, defects to East Germany.
20th of July 1954 EVENT At Geneva, Switzerland, an armistice is signed that ends fighting in Vietnam and divides the country along the 17th parallel.
20th of July 1959 EVENT The Organization for European Economic Cooperation admits Spain.
20th of July 1960 EVENT Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government.
20th of July 1960 EVENT The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
20th of July 1960 EVENT Belgium defends its intervention in the Congo to the United Nations Security Council while the government of the Congo appeals to the Soviet Union to send troops to push back the Belgians. The governments of the United States and France and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization warn the Soviets to stay out of the dispute.
20th of July 1960 EVENT The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage.
20th of July 1961 EVENT French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
20th of July 1964 EVENT The National Movement of the Revolution is instituted as the sole legal political party in the Republic of Congo.
20th of July 1964 EVENT Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack the capital of Dinh Tuong Province, Cai Be, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of which are children).
20th of July 1965 EVENT Turkish prime minister Suat Hayri Urguplu returns from a visit to Moscow and announces the Soviet Union will provide aid to his country.
20th of July 1968 EVENT Special Olympics founded.
20th of July 1969 EVENT Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully lands on the Moon at 20:17 UTC on July 20.
20th of July 1969 EVENT A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the "Football War"
20th of July 1971 EVENT The Soviet Union says it will support the People's Republic of China's admission to the United Nations
20th of July 1973 EVENT The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.
20th of July 1973 EVENT Palestianian terrorists hijack a Japan Airlines jet en route from Amsterdam to Japan and force it down in Dubai.
20th of July 1973 EVENT Vietnam War: In testimony by Assistant Secretary of Defense Jerry Friedheim to the US Senate Committee on Armed Services, the US Defense Department admits it lied to US Congress about bombing Cambodia .
20th of July 1973 EVENT First coast-to-coast black-owned and operated radio network: The National Black Network (NBN) begins operations.
20th of July 1974 EVENT Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a "coup d' etat", organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios. NATO's Council praises the United States and the United Kingdom for attempts to settle the dispute. Syria and Egypt put their militaries on alert.
20th of July 1975 EVENT India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
20th of July 1976 EVENT Vietnam War: The U.S. military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.
20th of July 1976 EVENT The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
20th of July 1976 EVENT Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career.
20th of July 1977 EVENT Johnstown is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage.
20th of July 1977 EVENT The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
20th of July 1980 EVENT The United Nations Security Council votes 14-0 that member states should not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
20th of July 1982 EVENT Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings: The Provisional IRA detonates two bombs in Hyde Park and Regents Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.
20th of July 1983 EVENT The Israeli cabinet votes to withdraw troops from Beirut but to remain in southern Lebanon.
20th of July 1984 EVENT Officials of the Miss America pageant ask Vanessa Lynn Williams to quit after Penthouse publishes nude photos of her.
20th of July 1985 EVENT The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
20th of July 1986 EVENT In South Africa, police fire tear gas into a church service for families of those held under the government's emergency decrees.
20th of July 1987 EVENT UN Security Council Resolution 598, condemning the Iran : Iraq War and demanding cease-fire, is unanimously adopted.
20th of July 1989 EVENT Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
20th of July 1989 EVENT Burma's ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
20th of July 1992 EVENT The first post-Soviet monetary reform in Latvia ended, as the Soviet rouble lost its status as legal tender.
20th of July 1992 EVENT Vaclav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
20th of July 1994 EVENT Israel's Shimon Peres visits Jordan, the highest ranking Israeli official to do so
20th of July 1994 EVENT Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's Fragment Q1 hits Jupiter.
20th of July 1996 EVENT In Spain, an ETA bomb at Reus Airport injures 53
20th of July 1998 EVENT Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.
20th of July 1999 EVENT Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.
20th of July 2000 EVENT In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.
20th of July 2000 EVENT Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
20th of July 2002 EVENT South America: A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills over twenty-five.
20th of July 2003 EVENT France: Sixteen people are injured after two bombs explode outside a tax office in Nice.
20th of July 2006 EVENT Ethiopian troops enter Somalian territory.
20th of July 0810 BIRTHDAY Imam Bukhari, Muslim scholar and compiler of Hadith (d. 870)
20th of July 1304 BIRTHDAY Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (d. 1374)
20th of July 1537 BIRTHDAY Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
20th of July 1620 BIRTHDAY Nikolaes Heinsius, Dutch scholar (d. 1681)
20th of July 1754 BIRTHDAY Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
20th of July 1757 BIRTHDAY Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (d. 1811)
20th of July 1774 BIRTHDAY Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
20th of July 1797 BIRTHDAY Sir Pawe? Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
20th of July 1804 BIRTHDAY Richard Owen, English biologist (d. 1892)
20th of July 1822 BIRTHDAY Gregor Mendel, German scientist, father of modern genetics (d. 1884)
20th of July 1838 BIRTHDAY Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
20th of July 1838 BIRTHDAY George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
20th of July 1847 BIRTHDAY Max Liebermann, German artist (d. 1935)
20th of July 1849 BIRTHDAY Robert Anderson Van Wyck, Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
20th of July 1852 BIRTHDAY Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1932)
20th of July 1858 BIRTHDAY Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
20th of July 1864 BIRTHDAY Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize in Literature laureate (d. 1931)
20th of July 1868 BIRTHDAY Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
20th of July 1873 BIRTHDAY Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
20th of July 1876 BIRTHDAY Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
20th of July 1889 BIRTHDAY John Reith, British broadcast executive (d. 1971)
20th of July 1890 BIRTHDAY King George II of Greece (d. 1947)
20th of July 1893 BIRTHDAY George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
20th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
20th of July 1896 BIRTHDAY Eunice Sanborn, American supercentenarian (d. 2011)
20th of July 1897 BIRTHDAY Tadeus Reichstein, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (d. 1996)
20th of July 1900 BIRTHDAY Maurice Leyland, English cricketer (d. 1967)
20th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
20th of July 1902 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
20th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
20th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Eric Rowan, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1952 (d. 1993)
20th of July 1910 BIRTHDAY Vilem Tausky, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
20th of July 1911 BIRTHDAY Baqa Jilani, Indian cricketer (d. 1941)
20th of July 1912 BIRTHDAY George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
20th of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Charilaos Florakis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 2005)
20th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
20th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (d. 2008)
20th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Elliot Richardson, American politician (d. 1999)
20th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
20th of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Stanis?aw Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
20th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Thomas Berger, American novelist
20th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Mort Garson, Canadian composer (d. 2008)
20th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and writer (d. 1961)
20th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Jacques Delors, French President of the European Commission
20th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
20th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Lola Albright, American actress
20th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor and composer
20th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive
20th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
20th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (d. 2009)
20th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Sally Ann Howes, English-born singer and actress
20th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Tony Marsh, English racing driver
20th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Nam June Paik, Video artist (d. 2006)
20th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Ove Verner Hansen, Danish actor
20th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Otto Schily, German politician
20th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (d. 1999)
20th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Rex Williams, English snooker player
20th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Cormac McCarthy, American author
20th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Doug Padgett, English cricketer
20th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Uwe Johnson, German writer (d. 1984)
20th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Aliki Vougiouklaki, Greek actress (d. 1996)
20th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Ted Rogers, English comedian (d. 2001)
20th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Barbara Mikulski, American politician
20th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Ken Ogata, Japanese actor (d. 2008)
20th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Roger Hunt, English footballer
20th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Tony Oliva, Cuban baseball player
20th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
20th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Dame Diana Rigg, English actress
20th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Judy Chicago, American artist
20th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
20th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Ron Bowden, Australian politician
20th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY T. G. Sheppard, American country music singer
20th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Pete Hamilton, American race car driver
20th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Chris Amon, New Zealand racing driver
20th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Wendy Richard, English actress (d. 2009)
20th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Adrian Paunescu, Romanian poet, journalist, and politician (d. 2010)
20th of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Olivier de Kersauson, French sailor
20th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Kim Carnes, American singer and songwriter
20th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Larry Craig, American politician
20th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY John Lodge, English musician (The Moody Blues)
20th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Bo Rein, American football coach (d. 1980)
20th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)
20th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Harrison Ellenshaw, American matte painter
20th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Randal Kleiser, American film director
20th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Gerd Binnig, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
20th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Carlos Santana, Mexican-born American guitarist
20th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Muse Watson, American actor
20th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
20th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
20th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Jeff Rawle, English actor
20th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
20th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Dave Evans, Australian singer (AC/DC)
20th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Thomas Friedman, American journalist
20th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
20th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
20th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Larry Levan, American DJ (d. 1992)
20th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Moira Harris, American actress
20th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Jem Finer, English musician and composer (The Pogues)
20th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Paul Cook, English musician (The Sex Pistols)
20th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Michael Gordon, American composer
20th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
20th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Ryo Ishibashi, Japanese actor
20th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Nancy Cruzan, American figure in right-to-die case (d. 1990)
20th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Donna Dixon, American actress
20th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Mick MacNeil, Scottish musician (Simple Minds)
20th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Billy Mays, American TV pitchman (d. 2009)
20th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Peter Frassmann, German footballer
20th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Claudio Langes, Italian racing driver
20th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
20th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
20th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Lee Harris, English drummer (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
20th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Frank Whaley, American actor
20th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
20th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Kool G Rap, American musician
20th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
20th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Bernd Schneider, German racing driver
20th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Dean Winters, American actor
20th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Anton du Beke, British ballroom dancer
20th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Stone Gossard, American musician (Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, Brad)
20th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Enrique Pena Nieto, American politician
20th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Reed Diamond, American actor
20th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Courtney Taylor-Taylor, American musician (The Dandy Warhols)
20th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Carson, American ice hockey player
20th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Michael Park, American actor
20th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
20th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Josh Holloway, American actor
20th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)
20th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
20th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Vitamin C, American singer
20th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Agot Isidro, Filipina actress
20th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Ed Giddins, English cricketer
20th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Sandra Oh, Korean Canadian actress
20th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Charles Johnson, American baseball player
20th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY DJ Screw, American hip hop deejay (d. 2000)
20th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Jozef Stumpel, Slovak ice hockey player
20th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
20th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Peter Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player
20th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Nixon McLean, West Indian cricketer
20th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Omar Epps, American actor
20th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
20th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Claudio Reyna, American soccer player
20th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
20th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Phofo, American musician
20th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Bengie Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
20th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Simon Rex, American actor
20th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Ray Allen, American basketball player
20th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Judy Greer, American actress
20th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
20th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
20th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Atiq-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
20th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY El Zorro, Mexican professional wrestler
20th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
20th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
20th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Erica Hill, American news anchor
20th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
20th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
20th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Alessandro dos Santos, naturalized Japanese footballer
20th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Will Solomon, American basketball player
20th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
20th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
20th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Elliott Yamin, American Idol contestant
20th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Charlie Korsmo, American actor
20th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Claudine Barretto, Filipino actress
20th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Miklos Feher, Hungarian footballer (d. 2004)
20th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY David Ortega, Spanish freestyle swimmer
20th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian model
20th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
20th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
20th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Thorsten Engelmann, German rower
20th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Percy Daggs III, American actor
20th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Matt Gilroy, American Hockey Player
20th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
20th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY John Francis Daley, American actor
20th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY David Mundy, Australian rules footballer
20th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Anastasia Perraki, Greek fashion model
20th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
20th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer
20th of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor
20th of July 1991 BIRTHDAY William Tomlin, British actor
20th of July 1997 BIRTHDAY Billi Bruno, American actress
20th of July 1999 BIRTHDAY Princess Alexandra of Hanover
20th of July 0985 DEATH Pope Boniface VII
20th of July 1031 DEATH King Robert II of France (Born 972)
20th of July 1156 DEATH Emperor Toba of Japan (Born 1103)
20th of July 1160 DEATH Peter Lombard, French theologian
20th of July 1320 DEATH King Oshin of Armenia (Born 1282)
20th of July 1351 DEATH Margaretha Ebner, German visionary (Born 1291)
20th of July 1387 DEATH Robert IV of Artois, Count of Eu (Born 1356)
20th of July 1398 DEATH Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, English noble (Born 1374)
20th of July 1453 DEATH Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler
20th of July 1454 DEATH King John II of Castile (Born 1405)
20th of July 1524 DEATH Claude of France, wife of Louis XII of France (Born 1499)
20th of July 1616 DEATH Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, Irish soldier
20th of July 1704 DEATH Peregrine White, first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World (Born 1620)
20th of July 1752 DEATH Johann Christoph Pepusch, German composer (Born 1667)
20th of July 1816 DEATH Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (Born 1743)
20th of July 1866 DEATH Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician (Born 1826)
20th of July 1897 DEATH Jean Ingelow, English poet (Born 1820)
20th of July 1901 DEATH William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (Born 1840)
20th of July 1903 DEATH Pope Leo XIII (Born 1810)
20th of July 1908 DEATH Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (Born 1835)
20th of July 1908 DEATH Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist (Born 1881)
20th of July 1922 DEATH Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Born 1856)
20th of July 1923 DEATH Francisco "Pancho" Villa, Mexican rebel (Born 1878)
20th of July 1926 DEATH Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskiy, Soviet law enforcement official (Born 1877)
20th of July 1927 DEATH King Ferdinand of Romania (Born 1865)
20th of July 1928 DEATH Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (Born 1896)
20th of July 1932 DEATH Rene Bazin, French novelist (Born 1853)
20th of July 1937 DEATH Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (Born 1874)
20th of July 1941 DEATH Lew Fields, American vaudeville performer (Born 1867)
20th of July 1944 DEATH Mildred Harris, American actress (Born 1901)
20th of July 1944 DEATH Ludwig Beck, German colonel general, part of July 20 Plot (Born 1880)
20th of July 1945 DEATH Paul Valery, French author and poet (Born 1871)
20th of July 1951 DEATH Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, German prince (Born 1882)
20th of July 1951 DEATH King Abdullah I of Jordan (Born 1882)
20th of July 1953 DEATH Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (Born 1900)
20th of July 1953 DEATH Jan Struther, British author (Born 1901)
20th of July 1955 DEATH Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (Born 1869)
20th of July 1956 DEATH James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (Born 1868)
20th of July 1959 DEATH William D. Leahy, American admiral (Born 1875)
20th of July 1969 DEATH Roy Hamilton, American singer (Born 1929)
20th of July 1970 DEATH Iain Macleod, English politician (Born 1913)
20th of July 1973 DEATH Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (Born 1940)
20th of July 1973 DEATH Robert Smithson, American land artist (Born 1938)
20th of July 1976 DEATH Joseph Rochefort, American Naval officer and cryptanalyst (Born 1900)
20th of July 1977 DEATH Gary Kellgren, American music producer (Born 1939)
20th of July 1982 DEATH Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (Born 1931)
20th of July 1983 DEATH Frank Reynolds, American television news anchor (Born 1923)
20th of July 1987 DEATH Richard Egan, American actor (Born 1921)
20th of July 1990 DEATH Herbert Jenkins, American law enforcement official (Born 1907)
20th of July 1993 DEATH Vincent Foster Jr., White House deputy counsel (Born 1945)
20th of July 1998 DEATH June Byers, American professional wrestler (Born 1922)
20th of July 1999 DEATH Sandra Gould, American actress (Born 1916)
20th of July 2000 DEATH Gregory Hill American writer (Born 1941)
20th of July 2001 DEATH Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (Born 1978)
20th of July 2003 DEATH Nicolas Freeling, English writer (Born 1927)
20th of July 2004 DEATH Adi Lady Lala Mara, Fijian chieftainess (Born 1931)
20th of July 2004 DEATH Scott Andrew Mink, American convicted murderer (Born 1963)
20th of July 2005 DEATH James Doohan, Canadian actor (Born 1920)
20th of July 2005 DEATH Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (Born 1926)
20th of July 2005 DEATH Kayo Hatta, American film director (Born 1958)
20th of July 2006 DEATH Ted Grant, British Trotskyist (Born 1913)
20th of July 2006 DEATH Gerard Oury, French filmmaker (Born 1919)
20th of July 2007 DEATH Tammy Faye Messner (Bakker), American televangelist (Born 1942)
20th of July 2008 DEATH Artie Traum, American guitarist (Born 1943)
20th of July 2009 DEATH Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (Born 1957)
20th of July 2009 DEATH Mark Rosenzweig, American brain researcher (Born 1922)

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