Historical Events for 20th July 2019

514 – St Hormisdas elected as Pope succeeding Pope Sympowerus
1858 – Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
1930 – 106°F (41°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
1944 – Canadian Cameron Highlanders conquer St Andre
1944 – US 9th Air Force bombs railroad at Chaulnes Sable-sur-Sarthe/Dreux
1949 – Vasil Kolarov elected Premier of Bulgaria
1969 – Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later
1977 – 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
1997 – British Open Golf, Royal Troon: American Justin Leonard recovers from 5 strokes back after 3 rounds; wins by 3 from Darren Clarke and Jesper Parnevik
2008 – British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington successfully defends his Open title; shoots 4-under par over the final 9 to be 4 strokes clear of runner-up Ian Poulter

More Historical Events »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *