Historical Events for 20th August 2018

1921 – 35th U.S. Women’s National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Mary Browne (4-6, 6-4, 6-2)
1923 – London dock strike ends
1944 – Soviet offensive at Jassy and Kisjinev
1953 – Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
1978 – Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh’s Golf Open
1983 – The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca
1988 – Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman’s record (12.21)
1988 – Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
1989 – Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds and Willie Mays hitting 30 HRs and steal 30 bases
2004 – American swimmer Michael Phelps wraps up the 100/200m butterfly double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 100m (51.25 OR) ahead of team mate Ian Croker

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