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Aaron Michael Esmonde (pen name A. M. Esmonde, born 20 August 1977, Swansea, Wales) is a horror, scifi and fantasy novelist, director and producer.
Aaron Hamill (born 20 August 1977) is a former professional Australian rules footballer, who is best known for his time at the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League when he briefly captained the club.
Aaron Wade Taylor (born August 20, 1977), nicknamed Big Country, is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.
Aílton José Almeida (born 20 August 1984 in Hematita, Santa Maria de Itabira, Minas Gerais), simply known as Aílton, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for APOEL.
Abbas Mirza (عباس میرزا) (August 20, 1789October 25, 1833), was a Qajar crown prince of Persia.
Abdelatif Benazzi (عبد اللطيف بن عزي; born 20 August 1968) is a French-Moroccan rugby union player who represented both Morocco and France.
AD 14 (XIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Adamantios Androutsopoulos (Αδαμάντιος Ανδρουτσόπουλος; 20 August 1919 – 10 November 2000) was a lawyer and professor.
Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer (31 October 1835 – 20 August 1917) was a German chemist who synthesised indigo, developed a nomenclature for cyclic compounds (that was subsequently extended and adopted as part of the IUPAC organic nomenclature).
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas), commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport, is the main international airport serving Madrid in Spain.
An Afghan training camp is a camp or facility used for militant training located in pre-2002 Afghanistan.
Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
Agnes Bulmer (31 August 1775 – 20 August 1836) was an English poet.
Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan is a pop singer, a "foreign television personality" (gaijin tarento), a Doctor of Philosophy, a professor at Japanese universities, an essayist, and a novelist.
Agnes Giberne (19 November 1845 in Belgaum, India – 20 August 1939 in Eastbourne, England) was a prolific British author who wrote fiction with moral or religious themes for children and also books on astronomy for young people.
Agrippa Postumus (Agrippa Julius Augusti f. Divi n. Caesar; 12 BC – 20 August AD 14),: "The elder Agrippa died, in the summer of 12 BC, while Julia was pregnant with their fifth child.
Alfonso Ramón López (August 20, 1908 – October 30, 2005) was a Spanish-American professional baseball catcher and manager.
Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. (born August 20, 1954) is an American weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, actor, and author.
Al-Qaeda (القاعدة,, translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Fundament" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qæda and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988.
The Al-Shifa (الشفاء, Arabic for "healing") pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum North, Sudan, was constructed between 1992 and 1996 with components imported from Germany, India, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the United States.
Alain Vivien (born August 20, 1938 in Melun, Seine-et-Marne) is a French Socialist Party (PS) politician, best known for chairing (from 1998 to 2002) the French Mission Interministérielle pour la Lutte contre les Sectes, MILS, a ministerial organism designed to observe the activities of various religious organizations defined as "Sectes" (cults).
Alan Lee (born 20 August 1947) is an English book illustrator and movie conceptual designer.
Alban Bushi (born 20 August 1973) is an Albanian professional football coach and former player who is the current manager of Albania under-21 and under-20 team.
Saint Albert Chmielowski (20 August 1845 – 25 December 1916) - born as Adam - was a Polish professed religious and the founder of both the Servants of the Poor and Sisters Servants of the Poor.
The Albertine Brothers are a Catholic congregation of Religious Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, called the Servants of the Poor.
Alberto Martín Magret (born 20 August 1978) is a retired tennis player from Spain.
Albert William Roberts (20 August 1909 – 13 May 1978) was a New Zealand Test cricketer who played in five Tests from 1930 to 1937.
Aleksander Hellat (in Tartu – 28 November 1943 in Kemerovo Oblast) was an Estonian politician and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.
Aleksandre Amisulashvili (ალექსანდრე ამისულაშვილი; born 20 August 1982 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian footballer who currently plays for Dinamo Tbilisi.
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman.
Baron Alexander Wassilko von Serecki (December 17, 1827, Berhometh, Austria – August 20, 1893, Lopuszna (Lăpușna), Austria-Hungary), descendent of an old Moldavian boyar family, was an Austro-Hungarian-born ethnic Romanian statesman, Landeshauptmann of the Duchy of Bukovina and member of the Herrenhaus, the Upper House of the Imperial Council of Austria.
Alexandre Silveira Finazzi (born 20 August 1973), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Goiânia.
Alexandre Maître, marquis de Bay (Salins, 1650 – Badajoz, November 14, 1715) was a French military officer in the service of Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession.
Alfonso the Innocent (17 November 1453 – 5 July 1468) was the figurehead of rebelling Castilian magnates against his half-brother Henry IV, who had recognized him as heir presumptive with the title of Prince of Asturias.
Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 18237 November 1913) was an English naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist.
Algeria (الجزائر, familary Algerian Arabic الدزاير; ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; Dzayer; Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
Alvin Ethelbert Greenidge (born 20 August 1956) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in six Tests and one ODI from 1978 to 1979.
Amanda Sonia Berry, OBE (born 20 August 1961) is Chief Executive of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress.
Andrei Sergeyevich Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky (Андре́й Серге́евич Михалко́в-Кончало́вский; born August 20, 1937) is a Russian film director, film producer and screenwriter.
Ionuț Andrei Peteleu (born 20 August 1992) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a right back for CFR Cluj.
Andrew Russell Garfield (born 20 August 1983) is a British-American actor.
Andrew Greenwood (20 August 1847 – 12 February 1889) was an English cricketer, who played in the first two cricket Tests.
Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 July 31, 1875) was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869.
Andrew Ronald Edward Surman (born 20 August 1986) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.
Andrew Charles Benes (born August 20, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.
Andrew Douglas Strachan (born 20 August 1974) is an Australian rock musician.
is a Japanese television personality and model.
Dame Anne Elizabeth Jane Evans, (born 20 August 1941) is an international British operatic soprano.
Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (20 August 151721 September 1586), Comte de La Baume Saint Amour, was a Burgundian statesman, made a cardinal, who followed his father as a leading minister of the Spanish Habsburgs, and was one of the most influential European politicians during the time which immediately followed the appearance of Protestantism in Europe; "the dominating Imperial statesman of the whole century".
Anton Sergeevich Buslov (4 November 1983 – 20 August 2014) was an astrophysicist, top Russian blogger, columnist at The New Times magazine, and expert on transportation systems.
The Arabian Peninsula, simplified Arabia (شِبْهُ الْجَزِيرَةِ الْعَرَبِيَّة, ‘Arabian island’ or جَزِيرَةُ الْعَرَب, ‘Island of the Arabs’), is a peninsula of Western Asia situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian plate.
Arabs (عَرَب ISO 233, Arabic pronunciation) are a population inhabiting the Arab world.
Arseny Maksimovich Logashov (Арсений Максимович Логашов; born 20 August 1991) is a Russian professional footballer who plays for FC Baltika Kaliningrad.
Artur Kotenko (born 20 August 1981) is an Estonian professional football who plays as a goalkeeper for Narva Trans.
Atholl Henry McKinnon (20 August 1932 in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province – 2 December 1983 in Durban, Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in eight Tests from 1960 to 1966.
Atlantic was a steamboat that sank on Lake Erie after a collision with the steamer Ogdensburg on 20 August 1852, with the loss of at least 150 but perhaps as many as 300 lives.
The Atlas Mountains (jibāl al-ʾaṭlas; ⵉⴷⵓⵔⴰⵔ ⵏ ⵡⴰⵟⵍⴰⵙ, idurar n waṭlas) are a mountain range in the Maghreb.
August 19 – Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar – August 21 All fixed commemorations below are observed on September 2 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.
On 20 August 2016, a suicide bomber targeted a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep, Turkey.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the June solstice).
Augustus (Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was a Roman statesman and military leader who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.
Azarias Ruberwa Manywa (born August 20, 1964 in Fizi Territory, Democratic Republic of Congo) is a Congolese politician, lawyer, and public figure.
Álvaro Negredo Sánchez (born 20 August 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Beşiktaş.
Ívar Ingimarsson (born 20 August 1977) is an Icelandic former professional footballer who played as a defender.
Đặng Phong (1937–2010), born in Hà Tây Province, Vietnam, is a historian specialized in Vietnam's economic history of the 19th and 20th centuries.
İzzettin Çalışlar (1882 in Yanya (Ioannina), Janina Vilayet – August 20, 1951 in Istanbul) was an officer of the Ottoman Army and the general of the Turkish Army.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (14 December 1918 – 20 August 2014), better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.
The Bahá'í calendar, also called the Badíʿ calendar (Badíʿ means wondrous or unique), is a solar calendar with years composed of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days) plus an extra period of "Intercalary Days".
The Bahá'í Faith (بهائی) is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people.
Naw-Rúz (Nowruz; نور) is the first day of the Bahá'í calendar year and one of nine holy days for adherents of the Bahá'í Faith.
The Ballygawley bus bombing was a roadside bomb attack by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) on a bus carrying British soldiers in Northern Ireland.
Ballygawley or Ballygawly is a Village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Barney Guy Rogers (born August 20, 1982 in Harare) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs.
The Battle of Achelous or Acheloos (Битката при Ахелой, Μάχη του Αχελώου), also known as the Battle of Anchialus,Stephenson (2004), p. 23 took place on 20 August 917, on the Achelous River near the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, close to the fortress Tuthom (modern Pomorie) between Bulgarian and Byzantine forces.
The Battle of Fallen Timbers (August 20, 1794) was the final battle of the Northwest Indian War, a struggle between Native American tribes affiliated with the Western Confederacy, including support from the British led by Captain Alexander McKillop, against the United States for control of the Northwest Territory (an area north of the Ohio River, east of the Mississippi River, and southwest of the Great Lakes).
The Battle of Lens (20 August 1648) was a French victory under Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé against the Spanish army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648).
The Battle of Philippeville was part of the Algerian War between France and Algerian rebels, primarily the National Liberation Front (''FLN'') The battle took place on August 20, 1955 and centered on the Algerian town of Philippeville, though the FLN also made attacks on surrounding areas.
The Battle of Romania in World War II comprised several operations in or around Romania in 1944, as part of the Eastern Front, in which the Soviet Army defeated Axis (German and Romanian) forces in the area, Romania changed sides, and Soviet and Romanian forces drove the Germans back into Hungary.
The Battle of Saragossa (Zaragoza) took place on 20 August 1710 between the Spanish-Bourbon army commanded by the Marquis de Bay and a multinational army led by the Austrian commander Guido Starhemberg during the War of the Spanish Succession.
The Battle of Taegu was an engagement between UN and North Korean forces early in the Korean War, with fighting continuing from August 5–20, 1950 around the city of Taegu, South Korea.
The Battle of Yarmouk was a major battle between the army of the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim Arab forces of the Rashidun Caliphate.
Beatification (from Latin beatus, "blessed" and facere, "to make") is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person's entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name.
Benjamin Barnes (born 20 August 1981) is a British actor and singer.
Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893.
Berbers or Amazighs (Berber: Imaziɣen, ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵗⴻⵏ; singular: Amaziɣ, ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵗ) are an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa, primarily inhabiting Algeria, northern Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, northern Niger, Tunisia, Libya, and a part of western Egypt.
Bernard de Bury or Buri (20 August 1720 – 19 November 1785) was a French musician and court composer of the late Baroque era.
Bernardus Maria Ignatius "Bernard" Delfgaauw (24 November 1912 in Amsterdam – 20 August 1993 in Haren) was a Dutch philosopher.
Bernard Mendy (born 20 August 1981) is a French retired footballer who played as a right-sided full-back or wing-back.
Bernard of Clairvaux, O.Cist (Bernardus Claraevallensis; 109020 August 1153) was a French abbot and a major leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism that caused the formation of the Cistercian order.
Augustus Bernard Tancred (20 August 1865 – 23 November 1911) was a leading 19th century South African Test cricketer.
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (1778–1842) was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.
William Gardell (born August 20, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, game show host and voice artist.
Blake Robert DeWitt (born August 20, 1985) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and third baseman.
Bo Jonsson (Grip) (early 1330s – 20 August 1386) was head of the royal council and marshal under the regency of Magnus IV of Sweden.
Bolesław III Wrymouth (also known as Boleslaus III the Wry-mouthed, Bolesław III Krzywousty) (20 August 1086 – 28 October 1138), was a Duke of Lesser Poland, Silesia and Sandomierz between 1102 and 1107 and over the whole Poland between 1107 and 1138.
Bolesław Prus (pronounced: bɔ'lεswaf 'prus; 20 August 1847 – 19 May 1912), born Aleksander Głowacki, is a leading figure in the history of Polish literature and philosophy and a distinctive voice in world literature.
Boris Vladimirovich Dubin (Борис Владимирович Дубин; 31 December 1946 – 20 August 2014) was a Russian sociologist, and a translator for English, French, Spanish, Latin American and Polish literature.
Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy. Borso d'Este (1413 – August 20, 1471) was Duke of Ferrara, and the first Duke of Modena, which he ruled from 1450 until his death.
Bradley Klahn (born August 20, 1990) is an American professional tennis player from Poway, California.
Brant David Daugherty (born August 20, 1985) is an American actor, known for his recurring role as Noel Kahn on the teen drama television series, Pretty Little Liars.
The Brethren of the Common Life (Latin: Fratres Vitae Communis, FVC) was a Roman Catholic pietist religious community founded in the Netherlands in the 14th century by Gerard Groote, formerly a successful and worldly educator who had had a religious experience and preached a life of simple devotion to Jesus Christ.
Brett Ashley Mark Angell (born 20 August 1968) is an English association football coach and former player, who is now head coach at New Zealand Football Championship club Hawke's Bay United.
Brett John Finch (born 20 August 1981 in Maitland, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s.
Brian Schaefering (born August 20, 1983) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.
Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
Bryan James Budd, VC (16 July 1977 – 20 August 2006) was a British Army soldier and a Northern Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Buchenwald concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager (KZ) Buchenwald,; literally, in English: beech forest) was a German Nazi concentration camp established on Ettersberg hill near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937, one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil, following Dachau's opening just over four years earlier.
Hugh Alan "Buddy" MacMaster, (October 18, 1924 – August 20, 2014) was a Canadian fiddler.
Henry Wilfred "Bunny" Austin (20 August 1906 – 20 August 2000) was a British tennis player from England.
Iulio "Bunty" Afoa (born 20 August 1996) is a New Zealand born Samoan international rugby league footballer who plays for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League.
Bryan Jesús Kelly (born August 20, 1981) is an American professional wrestling commentator, ring announcer, journalist, and retired professional wrestler.
The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium).
The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.
Callum Skinner (born 20 August 1992) is a British track cyclist.
Cameron George Mather (born 20 August 1973 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a rugby union footballer who plays in the back row.
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States.
Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and centre of the Greater Caracas Area, and the largest city of Venezuela.
Catherine Booth (17 January 1829 – 4 October 1890) was co-founder of The Salvation Army, along with her husband William Booth.
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is a ministerial office in the Government of the United Kingdom that includes as part of its duties, the administration of the estates and rents of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Chaney Kley (August 20, 1972 – July 24, 2007) was an American film and television actor.
Charles Bannerman (3 July 1851 – 20 August 1930) was an Australia cricketer.
Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
Sir Charles Lilley (27 August 1827 – 20 August 1897) was a Premier and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1970.
China Airlines Flight 120 (Chinese: 中華航空120號班機事故, Japanese: チャイナエアライン120便炎上事故) was a regularly scheduled flight from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan County (now Taoyuan City), Taiwan to Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan.
Christopher Ellis Drury (born August 20, 1976) is an American former professional ice hockey player who most recently played with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Christopher Keith Schroder (born August 20, 1978) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.
Christian Dotremont, (12 December 1922 – 20 August 1979), was a Belgian painter and poet who was born in Tervuren, Belgium.
Christian Mayer (August 20, 1719 – April 16, 1783) was a Czech-German Catholic priest, astronomer and teacher.
Cléber Luis Alberti or simply Cléber (born August 20, 1982) is a goalkeeper player from Brazil, who plays for Portuguese Liga de Honra side GD Estoril.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (born August 20, 1946), known as Connie Chung, is an American journalist.
Constantine Lips (Κωνσταντίνος Λίψ) (died 20 August 917) was a Byzantine aristocrat and admiral who lived in the later 9th and early 10th centuries.
Cornel Dănuţ Frăsineanu (born 20 August 1976 in Caracal) is a retired Romanian football player.
Cornelis de Witt (15 June 1623 – 20 August 1672) was a Dutch politician.
Cory Sullivan (born August 20, 1979) is an American former professional baseball outfielder.
A coup d'état, also known simply as a coup, a putsch, golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs.
Craig Ochs (born August 20, 1981) is a former American football quarterback for the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills in the NFL and was also assigned to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in the 2006 season.
Culolethu Zulu born August 20, 1990 in Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal, known commonly by his stage name Culoe De Song, is a South African producer, remixer and DJ.His first name "Culolethu" which is a IsiZulu name meaning "our song" and he is known as "Culo" or "Culoe" meaning "song"; the name is pronounced with a clicking "C", not to be erroneously pronounced like Spanish word "culo" which rhymes with "cool".
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the:Czech Republic and:Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
The term Dā'ī al-Mutlaq or ad-Da'i ul-Mutlaq (الداعي المطلق or داعي المطلق) literally means "the absolute or unrestricted missionary" pl.
Daegu (대구, 大邱, literally 'large hill') formerly spelled Taegu and officially known as the Daegu Metropolitan City, is a city in South Korea, the fourth largest after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon, and the third largest metropolitan area in the nation with over 2.5 million residents.
William Daryl Hine (February 24, 1936 – August 20, 2012) was a Canadian poet and translator.
David Anthony Brock (born 20 August 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.
David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
David Edward Williams (born 20 August 1971), known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, and presenter known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch show Little Britain. Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the ITV talent show: Britain's Got Talent.
Dean Winnard (born 20 August 1989) is an English professional footballer who is currently a free agent.
Demetria Devonne Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
Deniss Rakeļs (born 20 August 1992 in Jēkabpils) is a Latvian professional footballer who most recently played for Reading and the Latvian national football team.
Derrick Samuel Alston (born August 20, 1972) is an American former basketball player currently working as an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League.
Sir Desmond Angus Swayne (born 20 August 1956) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Darrell Lance Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004), also known as Dimebag Darrell and Diamond Darrell, was an American musician and songwriter who was a co-founder of Pantera alongside his brother Vinnie Paul, and founder of Damageplan.
Dino Campana (20 August 1885 – 1 March 1932) was an Italian visionary poet.
A diplomatic mission or foreign mission is a group of people from one state or an organisation present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on December 26, 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Soviet Union.
Dominique Le Duff (born 20 August 1960) is a Breton singer-songwriter, born in Plouescat in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.
Domenico Mintoff (Duminku Mintoff; often called il-Perit, "the Architect"; 6 August 1916 – 20 August 2012) was a Maltese politician, architect, anti-colonialist revolutionary and civil engineer who was leader of the Labour Party from 1949 to 1984, and was 8th Prime Minister of Malta from 1955 to 1958, when Malta was still a British colony, and again, following independence, from 1971 to 1984.
Don Hassler (June 6, 1929 – August 20, 2013) was an American composer, musician, and A&R representative.
Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.
Donald Olding Hebb FRS (July 22, 1904 – August 20, 1985) was a Canadian psychologist who was influential in the area of neuropsychology, where he sought to understand how the function of neurons contributed to psychological processes such as learning.
Donn Swaby (born August 20, 1973) is an American actor.
Douglas Lars "Doug" Fieger (August 20, 1952 – February 14, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter-musician.
Eadberht (died 20 August 768) was king of Northumbria from 737 or 738 to 758.
Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman (November 20, 1927 – August 20, 2008) was a United States Army helicopter pilot who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War.
Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881 in Birmingham, England – 5 August 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.
The Edmond post office shooting occurred in Edmond, Oklahoma, on August 20, 1986.
Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state.
Edmund Casimir Szoka (September 14, 1927 – August 20, 2014) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (or Chirbury) KB (3 March 1582 – 20 August 1648) was an Anglo-Welsh soldier, diplomat, historian, poet and religious philosopher of the Kingdom of England.
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Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer noted for his neo-futuristic style.
Egon Karl-Heinz Bahr (18 March 1922 – 19 August 2015) was a German SPD politician.
Egon Kaur (born 20 August 1987) is an Estonian rally driver.
Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen (August 20, 1873 – July 1, 1950) was a Finnish architect known for his work with art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century.
Elijah Elgebra Williams (born August 20, 1975) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive back and kick returner in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Ellen Crosby Roosevelt (August 20, 1868 in Rosedale, New York – September 26, 1954 in Hyde Park, New York) was an American tennis player.
Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.
Els Callens (born 20 August 1970) is a former professional female tennis player from Belgium.
Emir Mkademi (أمير مقدمي) (born August 20, 1978) is a Tunisian football defender.
Enrico Letta (born 20 August 1966) is an Italian politician who was Prime Minister of Italy from 2013 to 2014, leading a grand coalition comprising the centre-left Democratic Party, the centre-right People of Freedom, and the centrist Civic Choice.
Enrique (or Henrique) Flórez de Setién y Huidobro (July 21, 1702 – August 20, 1773) was a Spanish historian.
Enyelbert Noriel Soto (born August 20, 1982 in Maracaibo, Venezuela) is a professional baseball pitcher for the Gunma Diamond Pegasus in Japan's Baseball Challenge League.
Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.
Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.
Fabien Jarsalé (born August 20, 1990 in Vannes) is a French professional football player.
Fabio Renán Ulloa Castillo (born 20 August 1976 Tela, Honduras) is a Honduran footballer.
The Fatimid Caliphate was an Islamic caliphate that spanned a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
A Federal Minister for Special Affairs (Bundesminister für besondere Aufgaben) is a member of the german government without portfolio.
Felipe Contepomi (born 20 August 1977) is an Argentine rugby coach who is currently the backs coach at Leinster Rugby.
Ronald Allan Kelley Poe IMDb (August 20, 1939 – December 14, 2004), better known as Fernando Poe Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor.
Finlay Calder OBE (born 20 August 1957) is a Scottish former rugby union player.
Firozabad is a city in India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh also known as the City of Glass Suhag Nagari.
The Firozabad rail disaster occurred on 20 August 1995 near Firozabad on the Delhi-Kanpur section of India's Northern Railway, at 02:55 when a passenger train collided with a train which had stopped after hitting a cow, killing 358 people (although some sources estimate the deaths at more than 400).
Frank Rosolino (August 20, 1926 – November 26, 1978) was an American jazz trombonist.
Frank Noel Wilkes (16 June 1922 – 20 August 2015), Australian politician, was Leader of the Labor Opposition in Victoria from 1977 to 1981.
William Fredrick Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American musician and film director.
Sir Fred Hoyle FRS (24 June 1915 – 20 August 2001) was a British astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis.
Fred Kavli (August 20, 1927 – November 21, 2013) was a Norwegian and naturalized American business leader, inventor, and philanthropist.
Fredie Hubert Norman (born August 20, 1942) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for seven different teams in all or parts of 16 seasons spanning 1962–1980.
The Gateway Arch is a monument in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
Gaziantep, previously and still informally called Antep (Այնթապ, Kurdish: Dîlok), is a city in the western part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, some east of Adana and north of Aleppo, Syria.
Gerard Groote (October 1340 – 20 August 1384), otherwise Gerrit or Gerhard Groet, in Latin Gerardus Magnus, was a Dutch Roman Catholic deacon, who was a popular preacher and the founder of the Brethren of the Common Life.
Eugene Josiah Upshaw Jr. (August 15, 1945 – August 20, 2008), also known as "Uptown Gene" and “Highway 63”, was an American football player for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League (AFL) and later the National Football League (NFL).
Joseph Georg Simon Häfner (19 October 1900, Würzburg – 20 August 1942, Dachau Concentration Camp) was a German Roman Catholic priest and martyr from the Diocese of Würzburg.
Georg von Frundsberg (24 September 1473 – 20 August 1528) was a German military and Landsknecht leader in the service of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and Imperial House of Habsburg.
George John Mitchell Jr. (born August 20, 1933) is an American lawyer, businessman, author, and politician.
George Zuverink (August 20, 1924 – September 8, 2014) was a professional baseball player.
The German invasion of Belgium was a military campaign which began on 4 August 1914.
Gerry Bertier (with a hard "G"; August 20, 1953 – March 20, 1981) was a prominent Alexandria, Virginia high school American football player.
The Gestapo, abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police), was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe.
Glen Buttriss (born 20 August 1985) is an Australian professional rugby league player who played for the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League.
Gostha Behari Pal (20 August 1896 – 8 April 1976) was an Indian professional football player.
The Governor-General of the Philippines (Spanish: Gobernador-General de Filipinas; Filipino: Gobernador-Heneral ng Pilipinas; Japanese) was the title of the government executive during the colonial period of the Philippines, governed mainly by Spain (1565–1898) and the United States (1898–1946), and briefly by Great Britain (1762–1764) and Japan (1942–1945).
Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944), nicknamed "Puff", is an American former Major League Baseball third baseman.
Gran Canaria (whose original name Canaria was due to the Canarii inhabitants, was later given the epithet of "great". It is the third island in size of the Canary Islands, an African archipelago which is part of Spain, with a population of (in 2015) that constitutes approximately 40% of the population of the archipelago. Located in the Atlantic Ocean about off the northwestern coast of Africa and about from Europe. With an area of km2 (sq. mi) and an altitude of at the Pico de las Nieves, Gran Canaria is the third largest island of the archipelago in both area and altitude. Gran Canaria was populated by the Canarii, who may have arrived as early as 500 BC. The Canarii called the island Tamarán or Land of the Brave. After over a century of European incursions and attempts at conquest, the island was conquered on April 29, 1483, after a campaign that lasted five years, by the Crown of Castile, with the support of Queen Isabella I, a conquest which turned out to be an important step towards the expansion of the unified Spain. The capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was founded on June 24, 1478, under the name "Real de Las Palmas", by Juan Rejón, head of the invading Castilian army. In 1492, Christopher Columbus anchored in the Port of Las Palmas (and spent some time on the island) on his first trip to the Americas. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is, jointly with Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands.
The Grand Master (Hochmeister; Magister generalis) is the holder of the supreme office of the Teutonic Order. It is equivalent to the grand master of other military orders and the superior general in non-military Roman Catholic religious orders. Hochmeister, literally "high master", is only used in reference to the Teutonic Order, as Großmeister ("grand master") is used in German to refer to the leaders of other orders of knighthood. An early version of the full title in Latin was Magister Hospitalis Sanctae Mariae Alemannorum Hierosolymitani. Since 1216, the full title Magister Hospitalis Domus Sanctae Mariae Teutonicorum Hierosolymitani ("Master of the Hospital House of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Germans of Jerusalem") was used. The offices of Hochmeister and Deutschmeister (Magister Germaniae) were united in 1525. The title of Magister Germaniae had been introduced in 1219 as the head of the bailiwicks in the Holy Roman Empire, from 1381 also those in Italy, raised to the rank of a prince of the Holy Roman Empire in 1494, but merged with the office of grand master under Walter von Cronberg in 1525, from which time the head of the order had the title of Hoch- und Deutschmeister.
Each man who held the position of Grand Master of the Knights Templar was the supreme commander of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (also known as the Knights Templar), starting with founder Hugues de Payens in 1118.
The grand pensionary (Dutch: raad(s)pensionaris) was the most important Dutch official during the time of the United Provinces.
The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup, the Big Burn, or the Devil's Broom fire) was a wildfire in the western United States that burned about in northeast Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana.
Gregor MacGregor (31 August 1869 – 20 August 1919) was a Scottish cricketer and rugby union player.
Guido Wald Rüdiger, count of Starhemberg; (Graz, November 11 1657 – Vienna, 7 March 1742) was an Austrian military officer.
Angus John "Gus" Macdonald, Baron Macdonald of Tradeston, CBE, PC (born 20 August 1940) is a Scottish television executive, life peer and former Labour member of the House of Lords.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
Hamza Muhammad Abdullah (born August 20, 1983) is a former American football safety.
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard which activates a row of levers that in turn trigger a mechanism that plucks one or more strings with a small plectrum.
Héctor Fabio Landazuri (born 20 August 1983) is a Colombian football goalkeeper currently playing for Boyacá Chicó in the Categoría Primera A.
Heliodorus of Bet Zabdai (died 344) was a Syrian bishop of Bet Zabdai in Mesopotamia and a martyr.
Henry IV of Castile (Castilian: Enrique IV) (5 January 1425 – 11 December 1474), King of the Crown of Castile, nicknamed the Impotent (ruled 1454–1474), was the last of the weak late medieval kings of Castile.
Henryk Marcin Broder (born 20 August 1946, self-designation Henryk Modest Broder) is a Polish-born German journalist, author and TV personality.
Heresy is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs, in particular the accepted beliefs of a church or religious organization.
Hideki Shirakawa (白川 英樹 Shirakawa Hideki, born August 20, 1936) is a Japanese chemist, engineer, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tsukuba and Zhejiang University.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island.
Hua Guofeng (born Su Zhu; 16 February 1921 – 20 August 2008) was a Chinese politician who served as Chairman of the Communist Party of China and Premier of the People's Republic of China.
Hugo Eugenio Pratt (June 15, 1927 – August 20, 1995) was an Italian comic book creator who was known for combining strong storytelling with extensive historical research on works such as Corto Maltese.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
Akshay Urja diwas is an awareness campaign about the developments of renewable energy in India, celebrated on August 20 every year since 2004.
Infosys Limited (formerly Infosys Technologies Limited) is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services.
Ingrid Lukas (born 20 August 1984 in Tallinn, Estonia) is an Estonian singer-songwriter, pianist and composer, residing in Switzerland.
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between Iran and Iraq, beginning on 22 September 1980, when Iraq invaded Iran, and ending on 20 August 1988, when Iran accepted the UN-brokered ceasefire.
Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
István Horthy de Nagybánya (9 December 1904 – 20 August 1942) was Hungarian Regent Admiral Miklós Horthy's eldest son, a politician, and, during World War II, a fighter pilot.
Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama).
Jack Andrew King (born 20 August 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for National League club Ebbsfleet United.
Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) was a jazz trombonist and singer.
John William Wilson (20 August 1921, Albert Park, Victoria – 13 October 1985, Melbourne, Victoria) was an Australian cricketer who played in one Test in 1956.
Jacopo Peri (Zazzerino) (20 August 156112 August 1633) was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera.
Jacqueline Susann (August 20, 1918 – September 21, 1974) was an American writer and actress.
Jacques de Molay (c. 1243 – 18 March 1314), also spelt "Molai",Demurger, pp.
Jakub Bart-Ćišinski (20 August 1856 in Kuckau – 16 October 1909 in Panschwitz), also known as Łužičan, Jakub Bart Kukowski, was Sorbian poet, writer and playwright, translator of Czech, Polish, Italian and German literature.
James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician.
James Carter "Jimmy" Pankow (born August 20, 1947) is an American trombone player, songwriter and brass instrument player, best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago.
James Prinsep (20 August 1799 – 22 April 1840) was an English scholar, orientalist and antiquary.
James Whyte (30 March 1820 – 20 August 1882) was a Scottish-born Australian politician who served as the sixth Premier of Tasmania, from 20 January 1863 to 24 November 1866.
Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English jazz-pop singer-songwriter.
Jamie Richard Hoffmann (born August 20, 1984, in New Ulm, Minnesota) is a former American professional baseball outfielder.
Janet Anne Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (born 20 August 1955) is a British Labour Co-operative Party politician.
Baron Jöns Jacob Berzelius (20 August 1779 – 7 August 1848), named by himself and contemporary society as Jacob Berzelius, was a Swedish chemist.
Jean Gebser (August 20, 1905 – May 14, 1973) was a philosopher, a linguist, and a poet, who described the structures of human consciousness.
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (26 January 1714 – 20 August 1785) was a French sculptor.
Jerónimo Osório da Fonseca (1506 – 20 August 1580) was a Portuguese Roman Catholic humanist bishop, historian and polemicist.
Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (Ярема Вишневецький - Yarema Vyshnevetsky; August 17, 1612 – August 20, 1651) nicknamed Hammer on the Cossacks or Iron Hand, was a notable member of the aristocracy of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Prince of Wiśniowiec, Łubnie and Chorol in the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the father of the future King of Poland, Michael I. A notable magnate and military commander with Ruthenian and Moldavian origin, Wiśniowiecki was heir of one of the biggest fortunes of the state and rose to several notable dignities, including the position of voivode of the Ruthenian Voivodship in 1646.
Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch, March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, singer, humanitarian, director, screenwriter, producer, headliner and author.
Jerryd Andrew Bayless (born August 20, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
James Hamilton Calder (born 20 August 1957) is a former international rugby union player.
James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter.
James "The Poorman" Trenton (born August 20, 1953) is an American radio broadcaster.
James Ormond (born 20 August 1977, Coventry, England) is a former English cricketer.
Joaquín Ramírez Fernández (born August 20, 1941, Mexico City) is an author and retired employee of several sports car racing teams.
Joan Allen (born August 20, 1956) is an American actress who has worked in theatre, film, and television.
Joan George Erardus Gijsbertus Voûte (June 7, 1879 – August 20, 1963) was a Dutch astronomer.
Joseph Ira Dassin (5 November 1938 – 20 August 1980) was an American-born French singer-songwriter.
Joseph John Rosenthal (October 9, 1911 – August 20, 2006) was an American photographer who received the Pulitzer Prize for his iconic World War II photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Joseph Dominic Vitale (born August 20, 1985) is an American former professional ice hockey player.
Johan de Witt or Jan de Witt, heer van Zuid- en Noord-Linschoten, Snelrewaard, Hekendorp and IJsselveere (24 September 1625 – 20 August 1672) was a key figure in Dutch politics in the mid-17th century, when its flourishing sea trade in a period of globalisation made the United Provinces a leading European power during the Dutch Golden Age.
Sir John Boardman, (born 20 August 1927) is a classical art historian and archaeologist, "Britain's most distinguished historian of ancient Greek art.".
John Ernest Emburey (born 20 August 1952, Peckham, London) is a former English first-class cricketer who played for Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Western Province, Berkshire and England.
John Hersey Michaelis (August 20, 1912 – October 31, 1985) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, United Nations Command/Commander, United States Forces Korea/Commanding General, Eighth United States Army (CINCUNC/COMUSFK/CG EUSA) from 1969 to 1972.
John Robert Hiatt (born August 20, 1952) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
John Noble (born 20 August 1948) is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays.
John Stehr (born August 20, 1958, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is an American television journalist.
John W. Morris (September 10, 1921 – August 20, 2013) was an American Lieutenant General who became Chief of Engineers.
Jonathan Myrick Daniels (March 20, 1939 – August 20, 1965) was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist.
Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan (Quan Kế Huy; Chinese: 關 繼 威; Cantonese: Gwāan Gaiwāi, Mandarin: Guān Jìwēi; born: August 20, 1971) is a Vietnamese-born American actor and stunt choreographer of Chinese descent.
José Isabel (Lugo) Cecena (born August 20, 1963 in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in with the Texas Rangers.
José Luis Paniagua Sánchez (born August 20, 1973) is a Dominican professional baseball relief pitcher.
José Zamora Girona (born 20 August 1988) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a winger.
Joshua Ray Pearce (born August 20, 1977, in Yakima, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals from to.
Joshua Blake "Josh" Kennedy (born 20 August 1982 in Wodonga, Victoria) is an Australian former professional soccer player, who last played as a striker for the Australia national soccer team and Melbourne City.
Juan Alberto Becerra Acosta Aguilar de Quevedo (born August 20, 1973 in México City) is a Mexican journalist.
Judd Trump (born 20 August 1989) is an English professional snooker player from Bristol and former world number one.
Jules Laforgue (16 August 1860 – 20 August 1887) was a Franco-Uruguayan poet, often referred to as a Symbolist poet.
Jyrki Jokipakka (born 20 August 1991) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Kalvoski "Kal" Daniels (born August 20, 1963) is an American former professional baseball left fielder.
Karla Kuskin (née Seidman) (July 17, 1932 – August 20, 2009) was a prolific author, poet, illustrator, and reviewer of children's literature.
The Kavli Foundation, based in Oxnard, California, is a foundation that supports the advancement of science and the increase of public understanding and support for scientists and their work.
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.
Kevin Heffernan (20 August 1929 – 25 January 2013) was an Irish Gaelic footballer and manager who played as a left corner-forward for the Dublin senior team.
Abū Sulaymān Khālid ibn al-Walīd ibn al-Mughīrah al-Makhzūmī (أبو سليمان خالد بن الوليد بن المغيرة المخزومي‎; 585–642), also known as Sayf ullah al-Maslūl (سيف الله المسلول; Drawn Sword of God) was a companion of Muhammad.
Kim Stanley (February 11, 1925 – August 20, 2001) was an American actress, primarily in television and theatre, but with occasional film performances.
The King of Hungary (magyar király) was the ruling head of state of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1000 (or 1001) to 1918.
Kirk Jerel Randle (born August 20, 1989), better known by his stage name Kirko Bangz, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer signed to Atlantic Records.
Klas Inge "Klabbe" Ingesson (20 August 1968 – 29 October 2014) was a Swedish footballer and manager.
The KLB Club (initials for Konzentrationslager Buchenwald) was formed on 12 October 1944, and included the 168 allied airmen who were held prisoner at Buchenwald concentration camp between 20 August and 19 October 1944.
Konrad von Wallenrode (c. 1330s – 23 July 1393) was the 24th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1391 to 1393.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
Kristen Miller (born August 20, 1976) is an American actress.
Lawrence "Kris" Parker (born August 20, 1965), better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
Krzysztof Raczkowski (29 October 1970 – 18 August 2005), also known as Docent or Doc, was a Polish drummer, best known as a member of Polish death metal bands Vader (1988–2005) and Dies Irae.
Lawrence William "Larry" Knechtel (August 4, 1940 – August 20, 2009) was an American keyboard player and bassist, best known as a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians who worked with such renowned artists as Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, the Beach Boys, the Mamas & the Papas, the Monkees, the Partridge Family, the Doors, the Grass Roots, Jerry Garcia, and Elvis Presley, and as a member of the 1970s band Bread.
Laura Stéphanie Georges (born 20 August 1984) is a French football player who plays for German club Bayern Munich of the Bundesliga.
Laurence de Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke (20 March 1319 – 20 August 1348) was a Norman English nobleman and held the titles 1st Earl of Pembroke (4th creation), Baron Abergavenny and Baron Hastings under Edward II of England and Edward III of England.
Laurent Fabius (born 20 August 1946) is a French Socialist politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 17 July 1984 to 20 March 1986.
Léon Dion, (9 October 1922 – 20 August 1997) was a Quebec political scientist.
Leigh Griffiths (born 20 August 1990) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Celtic and the Scottish national team.
Wilfred Leonard "Len" Quested (9 January 1925 – 20 August 2012) was an English footballer.
The Lenape, also called the Leni Lenape, Lenni Lenape and Delaware people, are an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands, who live in Canada and the United States.
Leon Trotsky (born Lev Davidovich Bronstein; – 21 August 1940) was a Russian revolutionary, theorist, and Soviet politician.
Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley (July 4, 1920 – August 20, 2007) was an American businesswoman, known for her flamboyant personality and her reputation for tyrannical behavior, earning her the sobriquet Queen of Mean.
Leroy Burgess (born August 20, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, recording artist, and record producer.
The Levant is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Liana Daine Liberato (born August 20, 1995) is an American television and film actress.
The following is a list of the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and later Newfoundland and Labrador.
The President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Chủ tịch nước Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam), known as Chairman of the Council of State (Vietnamese: Chủ tịch Hội đồng Nhà nước) from 1981 to 1992, is the head of state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Lois Mai Chan (Chinese: 麥麟屏, July 30, 1934 – August 20, 2014) was an American librarian, author, and professor at the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science until 2011.
Henry Louis Gehrig, born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig (June 19, 1903June 2, 1941), nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career (17 seasons) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939.
Louis Bourdaloue (August 20, 1632 – May 13, 1704) was a French Jesuit and preacher.
Luke Marcus O'Neill (born 20 August 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for club Gillingham.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
Macauley Chrisantus (born 20 August 1990) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Real Murcia.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole.
The maiden voyage of a ship, aircraft or other craft is the first journey made by the craft after shakedown.
The Mali Federation (Fédération du Mali) was a federation in West Africa linking the French colonies of Senegal and the Sudanese Republic (or French Sudan) for a period of only two months in 1960.
Manuel Contepomi (born 20 August 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union footballer.
Marcel Podszus (born 20 August 1976 in Viersen) is a German footballer who plays for VfB Speldorf.
The Marchioness disaster was a fatal collision between two vessels on the River Thames in London on 20 August 1989, which resulted in the drowning of 51 people.
Marcin Adamski (born 20 August 1975 in Świnoujście) is a Polish professional footballer.
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (64/62 BC – 12 BC) was a Roman consul, statesman, general and architect.
Maria Matilda De Mattias, A.S.C., (February 4, 1805 – August 20, 1866) is a saint from Italy in the Roman Catholic Church and was the founder of the religious congregation of the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ.
Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (née Turner;Hasson, Claire,. PhD Thesis. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer.
Mario Bernardi, (20 August 1930 – 2 June 2013) was a Canadian conductor and pianist.
Mario Jelavić (born 20 August 1993) is a Croatian football forward, playing for Royal Excel Mouscron in Belgium.
Mario Tičinović (born 20 August 1991) is a Croatian footballer, who plays as a winger for Hajduk Split, on loan from Lokeren.
Mark Harold Holzemer (born August 20, 1969, in Littleton, Colorado) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Mark Edward Langston (born August 20, 1960) is an American former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher.
Mark Washington (born August 20, 1985) is a former American football linebacker.
Marko Djokovic (Marko Đoković / Марко Ђоковић,; born August 20, 1991) is a Serbian professional tennis player.
Marko Martin (born 20 August in Tallinn, 1975) is an Estonian pianist trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, teaching at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury.
Martin Opitz von Boberfeld (23 December 1597 – 20 August 1639) was a German poet, regarded as the greatest of that nation during his lifetime.
The Massacre of Ayyadieh occurred during the Third Crusade after the fall of Acre when Richard I of England had more than two thousand Muslim soldiers and civilians from the captured city killed in front of the Saracen armies of Saladin on August 20, 1191.
Matt Calland (born) is a rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, and coach of the 2000s and 2010s.
Matt Eisenhuth (born 20 August 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League.
Matthew Donald Hague (born August 20, 1985) is an American professional baseball first baseman who is currently a free agent.
Maxim Alexandrovich Vengerov (Максим Александрович Венгеров) (born 20 August 1974 in Novosibirsk) is a Russian-born Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor.
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.
Meles Zenawi Asres (Ge'ez: መለስ ዜናዊ አስረስ mäläs zenawi asräs;; birth name Legesse Meles Zenawi Asres 9 May 1955 – 20 August 2012) was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 to his death in 2012.
Melvin Jermaine Booker (born August 20, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player.
The Miami (Miami-Illinois: Myaamiaki) are a Native American nation originally speaking one of the Algonquian languages.
Miguel Albaladejo (Pilar de la Horadada, Alicante, 20 August 1966) is a Spanish screenwriter and film director.
Miguel López de Legazpi (c. 1502 – August 20, 1572), also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo (The Elder), was a Basque-Spanish navigator and governor who established the first Spanish settlement in the East Indies when his expedition crossed the Pacific Ocean from the Viceroyalty of New Spain in modern-day Mexico, arrived in Cebu of the Philippine Islands, 1565.
Mijaín López Núñez (born 20 August 1982) is a Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler.
(26 May 1967 – 20 August 2012) was an award-winning Japanese video and photo journalist for the news agency Japan Press.
James Michael Jackson, known as Mike Jackson (born 20 August 1953) is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate representing the 11th District.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, GCL (born 2 March 1931) is a Russian and former Soviet politician.
was a Japanese filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer who directed some 89 films spanning the period 1930 (towards the end of the silent period in Japan) to 1967.
Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.
The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the – for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.
The Mingo people are an Iroquoian-speaking group of Native Americans made up of peoples who migrated west to the Ohio Country in the mid-18th century, primarily Seneca and Cayuga.
The Minister for the Cabinet Office is a position in the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs (välisminister) is the senior minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Eesti Vabariigi Välisministeerium) in the Estonian Government.
Dmitri "Misha" Collins "My mom went to Russia when she was in college, and she had a boyfriend whose name was Mitya, which she thought was the same as Misha, which it's not.
Mladen Pelaić (born 20 August 1983 in Zagreb) is a Croatian football player who last played for NK Rudeš.
Saint Mochta, Mochtae, or Mahew (died 20 August 535, or A.D. 537), in Latin sources Maucteus or Mauchteus, was the last surviving disciple of St. Patrick.
Godfried 'Monty' Dumond (born 20 August 1982) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with Hamiltons.
Morocco (officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes and Oujda. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court. Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber, with Berber being the native language of Morocco before the Arab conquest in the 600s AD. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.
Syedna Aaliqadr Mufaddal Saifuddin is the 53rd and current Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras.
A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.
Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy (born 20 August 1946), commonly referred to as Narayana Murthy, is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation providing business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services.
is a second class airport located west of the city hall in Naha, Okinawa.
The Nakdong River or Nakdonggang is the longest river in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and Busan.
Narendra Achyut Dabholkar (1 November 1945 – 20 August 2013) was an Indian medical doctor, rationalist and author from Maharashtra, India.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
The National Museum of Finland (Kansallismuseo, Nationalmuseum) presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history.
Natural selection is the differential survival and reproduction of individuals due to differences in phenotype.
Nebil Gahwagi (born 20 August 1989 in Budapest) is a Libyan-Hungarian football player who currently plays for Mórahalom VSE and UTC Futsal Team.
Nenad Bjelica (born 20 August 1971) is a former Croatian football player and coach who currently managing Dinamo Zagreb in the Croatian First League.
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few" was a wartime speech made by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940.
The New Testament (Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, trans. Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē; Novum Testamentum) is the second part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament, based on the Hebrew Bible.
is Japan's national public broadcasting organization.
Nicolas Gigault (ca. 1627 – 20 August 1707) was a French Baroque organist and composer.
Nigel Alexander Dodds (born 20 August 1958) is a Northern Ireland barrister and unionist politician.
Nikolas Asimos (Νικόλας Άσιμος; 20 August 1949 – 17 March 1988) was a Greek composer and singer.
Norbert "Nobby" Wirkowski (August 20, 1926 – October 15, 2014) was an American and Canadian football player and coach.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
Norris Edwin Bradbury (30 May 1909 – 20 August 1997), was an American physicist who served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years from 1945 to 1970.
North Korea (Chosŏn'gŭl:조선; Hanja:朝鮮; Chosŏn), officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK, PRK, DPR Korea, or Korea DPR), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
NS Savannah was the first nuclear-powered merchant ship.
Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear power plant.
The Odawa (also Ottawa or Odaawaa), said to mean "traders", are an Indigenous American ethnic group who primarily inhabit land in the northern United States and southern Canada.
The Ojibwe, Ojibwa, or Chippewa are an Anishinaabeg group of Indigenous Peoples in North America, which is referred to by many of its Indigenous peoples as Turtle Island.
is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.
Operation Infinite Reach was the codename for American cruise missile strikes on al-Qaeda bases in Khost, Afghanistan, and the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum, Sudan, on August 20, 1998.
The Oslo Accords are a set of agreements between the Government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO): the Oslo I Accord, signed in Washington, D.C., in 1993; (DOP), 13 September 1993.
Oswine, Oswin or Osuine (died 20 August 651) was a King of Deira in northern England.
Paolo Bianco (born 20 August 1977) is an Italian football coach and former footballer who played as a defender.
Patricia Rozema (born August 20, 1958) is a Canadian film director, writer and producer.
Paul Ehrlich (14 March 1854 – 20 August 1915) was a German Jewish physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and antimicrobial chemotherapy.
Paul Felix Schmidt (– 11 August 1984) was an Estonian chess International Master, chess writer, and chemist.
Paul Clayton Johnson (born August 20, 1957) is an American football coach. He is currently the head coach at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a position he has held since the 2008 season. Previously, Johnson served as the head coach at Georgia Southern University from 1997 to 2001 and at the United States Naval Academy from 2002 to 2007. Johnson's Georgia Southern Eagles won consecutive NCAA Division I-AA Football Championships in 1999 and 2000. He is noted for his use of the flexbone spread option offense. As of October 10, 2016, Johnson has the fifth most wins of any active coach in Division 1 college football.
Robert Paul Kibblewhite (20 April 1941 – 20 August 2015) was a New Zealand scientist noted for his research into the properties of wood fibre, particularly in relation to the pulp and paper industry.
Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and Lutheran Protestant theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century.
Paulo André Cren Benini (born August 20, 1983) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Atlético Paranaense as a defender.
Pavel Eismann (born 20 August 1984) is a Czech footballer who currently plays for MFK Karviná.
Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, approximately from the border with Alabama, and the county seat of Escambia County, in the U.S. state of Florida.
Albania (Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia, Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially the People's Socialist Republic of Albania (Republika Popullore Socialiste e Shqipërisë), was a Marxist-Leninist government that ruled Albania from 1946 to 1992.
Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures.
Peter Day (born 20 August 1938 in Kent, England) is a British inorganic chemist and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at University College London (UCL).
Peter Horton (born August 20, 1953) is an American actor and director.
Peter Oakley (20 August 1927 – 23 March 2014) was a pensioner from Bakewell, Derbyshire, England.
Peter John Randall, (20 August 1930 – 23 April 2007) was a British Army soldier and a recipient of the George Medal, and the RSPCA's Margaret Wheatley Cross, for his actions on 8 October 1954 where he saved the life of a fellow soldier and a military dog from a burning truck.
Phan Khôi (August 20, 1887 (Đinh Hợi) Bảo An village, Điện Bàn county, Quảng Nam Province, Vietnam – January 16, 1959, Hanoi, North Vietnam) was an intellectual leader who inspired a North Vietnamese variety of the Chinese Hundred Flowers Campaign, in which scholars were permitted to criticize the Communist regime, but for which he himself was ultimately persecuted by the Communist Party of Vietnam.
Phillip John Lamason DFC & Bar (15 September 1918 – 19 May 2012) was a pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during the Second World War, who rose to prominence as the senior officer in charge of 168 Allied airmen taken to Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany, in August 1944.
Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish musician and songwriter.
Saint Philibert of Jumièges (c. 608–684) was an abbot and monastic founder, particularly associated with Jumièges Abbey.
Phyllis Ada Driver (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012), better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American actress and stand-up comedian, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.
Pope Clement V (Clemens V; c. 1264 – 20 April 1314), born Raymond Bertrand de Got (also occasionally spelled de Guoth and de Goth), was Pope from 5 June 1305 to his death in 1314.
Pope John XIV (Ioannes XIV; died 20 August 984) was Pope from December 983 to his death in 984.
Pope Pius VII (14 August 1742 – 20 August 1823), born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 14 March 1800 to his death in 1823.
Pope Saint Pius X (Pio), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914) was head of the Catholic Church from August 1903 to his death in 1914.
ThePottawatomi, also spelled Pottawatomie and Potawatomi (among many variations), are a Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River, and western Great Lakes region. They traditionally speak the Potawatomi language, a member of the Algonquian family. The Potawatomi called themselves Neshnabé, a cognate of the word Anishinaabe. The Potawatomi were part of a long-term alliance, called the Council of Three Fires, with the Ojibwe and Odawa (Ottawa). In the Council of Three Fires, the Potawatomi were considered the "youngest brother" and were referred to in this context as Bodéwadmi, a name that means "keepers of the fire" and refers to the council fire of three peoples. In the 19th century, they were pushed to the west by European/American encroachment in the late 18th century and removed from their lands in the Great Lakes region to reservations in Oklahoma. Under Indian Removal, they eventually ceded many of their lands, and most of the Potawatomi relocated to Nebraska, Kansas, and Indian Territory, now in Oklahoma. Some bands survived in the Great Lakes region and today are federally recognized as tribes. In Canada, there are over 20 First Nation bands.
The Prague Spring (Pražské jaro, Pražská jar) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II.
The Premier of Queensland is the head of government in the Australian state of Queensland.
The Premier of Tasmania is the head of the executive government in the Australian state of Tasmania.
The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, sometimes also referred to informally as the "Prime Minister", is the Leader of the State Council of China (constitutionally synonymous with the "Central People's Government" since 1954), who is the head of government and holds the highest rank (Level 1) in the Civil Service.
The Premier of Victoria is the Head of government in the Australian state of Victoria.
The President of the French Republic (Président de la République française) is the executive head of state of France in the French Fifth Republic.
The President of Serbia (Председник Србије / Predsednik Srbije), officially styled as the President of the Republic, is the head of state of Serbia.
The President of the Soviet Union (Президент Советского Союза, Prezident Sovetskogo Soyuza), officially called President of the USSR (Президент СССР) or President of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (Президент Союза Советских Социалистических Республик), was the head of state of the Soviet Union from 15 March 1990 to 25 December 1991.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón was a presidio located within Tucson, Arizona.
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia is the head of the Ethiopian government and the most powerful figure in Ethiopian politics.
The French Prime Minister (Premier ministre français) in the Fifth Republic is the head of government.
The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (Πρωθυπουργός της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας, Pro̱thypourgós ti̱s Elli̱nikí̱s Di̱mokratías), colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister of Greece (Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας, Pro̱thypourgós ti̱s Elládas), is the head of government of the Hellenic Republic and the leader of the Greek cabinet.
The Prime Minister of India is the leader of the executive of the Government of India.
The President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic (Italian: Presidente del Consiglio dei ministri della Repubblica Italiana), commonly referred to in Italy as Presidente del Consiglio, or informally as Premier and known in English as the Prime Minister of Italy, is the head of government of the Italian Republic.
The Prime Minister of Malta (Prim Ministru ta' Malta) is the Head of Government, which is the highest official of Malta.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
The Prince of Ning rebellion or Rebellion of the Prince of Ning was a rebellion that took place in China between 10 July and 20 August 1519 during the Ming dynasty.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA or Provisional IRA) was an Irish republican revolutionary organisation that sought to end British rule in Northern Ireland, facilitate the reunification of Ireland and bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland.
Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.
All official holidays in Estonia are established by acts of Parliament.
A number of public holidays and special events take place each year in Hungary.
This is a list of holidays in Morocco.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English.
Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.
William Quinn Buckner (born August 20, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player and coach.
Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.
Ralf Hütter (born 20 August 1946) is a German musician best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, founding member and leader of Kraftwerk.
Ram Sharan Sharma (26 November 1919 – 20 August 2011), commonly referred to as R. S. Sharma, was an eminent historian and academic of Ancient and early Medieval India.
Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río (7 February 1913 – 18 October 1978),Photograph of more commonly known as Ramón Mercader, was a Spanish communist and NKVD agent who assassinated the Russian Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in August 1940.
Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas or Rashid Minhas Shaheed,, PAF (راشد منہاس شہید.) (February 17, 1951 – August 20, 1971) was a Pilot in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
Raymond Herbert Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor.
Raymond Nicolas Landry Poincaré (20 August 1860 – 15 October 1934) was a French statesman who served three times as 58th Prime Minister of France, and as President of France from 1913 to 1920.
Rognvald Kale Kolsson (also known as St. Ronald or St. Ronald of Orkney) (c. 1103 – 1158) was an Earl of Orkney and a Norwegian saint.
Reference Re Secession of Quebec, is a landmark judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the legality, under both Canadian and international law, of a unilateral secession of Quebec from Canada.
Reginald Hugh Durning Sellers OAM (born 20 August 1940) is a former Test cricketer (Australian test cap 230).
Richard "Ric" Menello (August 20, 1952March 1, 2013) was an American filmmaker and screenwriter.
Richard Llewellyn Brooks (born August 20, 1941) is a retired American football player and coach.
Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 1189 until his death.
Richard Allan Petiot (born August 20, 1982) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman.
Rio Reiser (9 January 1950 – 20 August 1996), was a German rock musician and singer of rock group Ton Steine Scherben.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.
Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Robin Francis Leigh Oakley, OBE (born 20 August 1941) in Kidderminster, Worcestershire is a British journalist.
Sir Roger James Gale (born 20 August 1943) is a British Conservative politician.
Roger Wolcott Sperry (August 20, 1913 – April 17, 1994) was a neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate who, together with David Hunter Hubel and Torsten Nils Wiesel, won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work with split-brain research.
The Roman Emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC).
Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985, and for Texas's 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013.
Sir Roy Alan Gardner (born 20 August 1945) is a British businessman and former director of Manchester United and most recently Plymouth Argyle.
Rubén Eloy Hinojosa (born August 20, 1940) is a former U.S. Representative for, serving from 1997 to 2017.
Rudolf Karl Bultmann (20 August 1884 – 30 July 1976) was a German Lutheran theologian and professor of New Testament at the University of Marburg.
Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah (சின்னத்தம்பி சிவமகராஜா; 28 June 1938 – 20 August 2006) was a Sri Lankan Tamil newspaper publisher, politician and Member of Parliament.
Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.
Amadour is regarded as the founder of the shrine of Our Lady of Rocamadour in France.
Saint Emeric (Szent Imre herceg) also Henricus, Emery, Emerick, Emmerich, Emericus or Americus (c. 1007 – 2 September 1031) was the son of King St. Stephen I of Hungary and Giselle of Bavaria.
Salvatore Quasimodo (August 20, 1901 – June 14, 1968) was an Sicilian novelist and poet.
Sarah Leah Borwell (born 20 August 1979) is an English former professional tennis player who enjoyed her greatest successes in doubles.
Sarah R. Lotfi (born August 20, 1988) is a young filmmaker known for her World War II epic (2009), a finalist in consideration for the 37th Student Academy Awards.
Beatrice "Sathima Bea" Benjamin (17 October 1936 – 20 August 2013) was a South African vocalist and composer, based for nearly 45 years in New York City.
Sava Stojkov (Сава Стојков; 29 March 1925 - 20 August 2014) was a Serbian naive art painter, known for his environment depictions, as well as for his pre-photorealistic tendencies.
Scott Linton Goodman (born 20 August 1973) is an Australian butterfly swimmer who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, winning a bronze medal in the 200-metre butterfly.
Scott Quinnell (born 20 August 1972) is a Welsh former rugby union, and rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s.
The Second Battle of Olmedo was fought on 20 August 1467 near Olmedo in Castile (now in the province of Valladolid, Spain) as part of the War of the Castilian Succession between Henry IV of Castile and his half-brother Alfonso, Prince of Asturias.
The Secretary of State of New Jersey oversees the Department of State, which is one of the original state offices.
Senegal (Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa.
Seongjong of Joseon (August 20, 1457 – January 20, 1494) was the ninth king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea.
Shāh Rukh (شاهرخ Šāhrokh) (August 20, 1377 – March 13, 1447) was the Timurid ruler of the eastern portion of the empire established by his father, Central Asian conqueror Timur (Tamerlane) who founded the Timurid dynasty, governing most of Persia and Transoxiana between 1405 and 1447.
Shaun O'Neill Newton (born 20 August 1975 in Camberwell, London) is an English former footballer whose favoured position was that of attacking right-sided midfielder.
The Shawnee (Shaawanwaki, Ša˙wano˙ki and Shaawanowi lenaweeki) are an Algonquian-speaking ethnic group indigenous to North America. In colonial times they were a semi-migratory Native American nation, primarily inhabiting areas of the Ohio Valley, extending from what became Ohio and Kentucky eastward to West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Western Maryland; south to Alabama and South Carolina; and westward to Indiana, and Illinois. Pushed west by European-American pressure, the Shawnee migrated to Missouri and Kansas, with some removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) west of the Mississippi River in the 1830s. Other Shawnee did not remove to Oklahoma until after the Civil War. Made up of different historical and kinship groups, today there are three federally recognized Shawnee tribes, all headquartered in Oklahoma: the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and Shawnee Tribe.
Shiranui Dakuemon (不知火 諾右衛門, October 1801 – August 20, 1854; aka Shiranui Nagiemon) was a sumo wrestler from Uto, Kumamoto, Japan.
Shockmain Nastase Davis (born August 20, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver.
Sido Coelho Jombati (born 20 August 1987) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Wycombe Wanderers as a defender.
The Siege of Pensacola was two separate attempts in 1707 by English-supported Creek Indians to capture the town and fortress of Pensacola, one of two major settlements (the other was St. Augustine) in Spanish Florida.
Silas Kiplagat (born 20 August 1989) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres.
Simeon (also Symeon) I the Great (Симеон I Велики, transliterated Simeon I Veliki) ruled over Bulgaria from 893 to 927,Lalkov, Rulers of Bulgaria, pp.
Sir Simon Kirwan Donaldson FRS (born 20 August 1957), is an English mathematician known for his work on the topology of smooth (differentiable) four-dimensional manifolds and Donaldson–Thomas theory.
Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet (March 1639 – 20 August 1701), was an English noble, dramatist and politician.
Sky "Sunlight" Saxon (August 20, 1937 – June 25, 2009) was an American rock and roll musician, best known as the leader and singer of the 1960s Los Angeles psychedelic garage rock band The Seeds.
Slavcho Petrov Shokolarov (Славчо Петров Шоколаров; born 20 August 1989) is a Bulgarian football player, currently playing as a midfielder for Slavia Sofia.
Slobodan Milošević (Слободан Милошевић; 20 August 1941 – 11 March 2006) was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician and the President of Serbia (originally the Socialist Republic of Serbia, a constituent republic within the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.
Peter E. "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow (August 20, 1934 – January 6, 2007) was an American country-rock musician, songwriter, and a motion picture special effects artist.
The Socialist Republic of Romania (Republica Socialistă România, RSR) refers to Romania under Marxist-Leninist one-party Communist rule that existed officially from 1947 to 1989.
Sorin Antohi (born 20 August 1957) is a Romanian historian, essayist, and journalist.
The largest of the Souhane massacres took place in the small mountain town of Souhane (about 25 km south of Algiers, between Larbaa and Tablat) on 20–21 August 1997.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Spanair Flight 5022 (JK5022) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Barcelona–El Prat Airport to Gran Canaria Airport, Spain, via Madrid–Barajas Airport that crashed just after take-off from runway 36L at Madrid Airport at 14:24 CEST (12:24 UTC) on 20 August 2008.
The Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, the United Kingdom's lower chamber of Parliament.
The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka.
Stéphane Gillet (born 20 August 1977) is a Luxembourgian footballer.
Stefan Aigner (born 20 August 1987) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Stelvio Cipriani (born 20 August 1937 in Rome), is an Italian composer, mostly of motion picture soundtracks.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (September 10, 1949 – August 20, 2008), WKYC, 2008-08-21 was a Democratic politician and member of the United States House of Representatives.
Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen (Szent István király; Sanctus Stephanus; Štefan I. or Štefan Veľký; 975 – 15 August 1038 AD), was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between 997 and 1000 or 1001, and the first King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001 until his death in 1038.
Stephen Robert Ward (born 20 August 1985) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Burnley and the Republic of Ireland national team.
Steven Brian Stone (born 20 August 1971) is an English former footballer who played as a winger.
Steven Zalewski (born August 20, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey center.
The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.
Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925)Singtao daily.
The Supreme Court of Canada (Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada, the final court of appeals in the Canadian justice system.
The Supreme Director of Chile was the seat in charge of Chile's administration following the independence from Spain in 1810, until 1826.
Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996.
Szabolcs Sáfár (born 20 August 1974 in Budapest) is a Hungarian football goalkeeper who currently plays for the Austrian club SC Ritzing.
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.
Tarjei Vesaas (20 August 1897 – 15 March 1970) was a Norwegian poet and novelist.
Tawn Mastrey (August 20, 1954 – October 2, 2007) was an American disc jockey, music video producer, one of rock radio's top media personalities.
Tôn Đức Thắng (August 20, 1888 – March 30, 1980) was the second and last president of North Vietnam and the first president of the reunified Vietnam under the leadership of General Secretary Lê Duẩn.
Ted Post (March 31, 1918 – August 20, 2013) was an American director of film and television.
Tellippalai or Thellippalai (தெல்லிப்பழை Tellippaḻai, Tamilnet) is a small town in the northern Jaffna District of Sri Lanka.
The Hague (Den Haag,, short for 's-Gravenhage) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.
The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church and an international charitable organisation structured in a quasi-military fashion.
The Troubles (Na Trioblóidí) was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century.
Theology is the critical study of the nature of the divine.
Thomas Corneille (20 August 1625 – 8 December 1709) was a French dramatist.
Thomas Domingo (born 20 August 1985) is a French rugby union player.
Thomas Herrion (December 15, 1981 – August 20, 2005) was an American football player for the San Francisco 49ers.
Thomas Simpson FRS (20 August 1710 – 14 May 1761) was a British mathematician and inventor known for the eponymous Simpson's rule to approximate definite integrals.
Todd Lynn Helton (born August 20, 1973) is a former American professional baseball first baseman who played his entire 17-year career for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Thomas Cornelius Mangold (born 20 August 1934) is a British broadcaster, journalist and author.
Tomás Luis de Victoria (sometimes Italianised as da Vittoria; c. 1548 – 27 August 1611) was the most famous composer in 16th-century Spain, and was one of the most important composers of the Counter-Reformation, along with Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso.
Tony Grant (born 20 August 1976) is an Irish professional footballer who currently plays for Duleek.
Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona.
Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
Ulla Jacobsson (23 May 1929 – 20 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who is perhaps best known for playing the only female speaking role in the film Zulu (1964).
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.
The Philipps University of Marburg (Philipps-Universität Marburg) was founded in 1527 by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, which makes it one of Germany's oldest universities and the oldest Protestant university in the world.
Uwe Bialon (born 20 August 1963 in Aalen) is a German football manager and former player.
Vasily Pavlovich Aksyonov (p; August 20, 1932 – July 6, 2009) was a Soviet and Russian novelist.
Vedran Janjetović (born 20 August 1987) is a Croatian Australian football (soccer) player, currently playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League.
Venelin Filipov (Венелин Филипов; born 20 August 1990) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender for A Lyga club Žalgiris.
Venezuela, officially denominated Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela),Previously, the official name was Estado de Venezuela (1830–1856), República de Venezuela (1856–1864), Estados Unidos de Venezuela (1864–1953), and again República de Venezuela (1953–1999).
The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household is a member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a former political position in Congo.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
Vidrik "Frits" Rootare (born in Tallinn, Estonia August 20, 1906 – March 5, 1981) was an Estonian chess player.
Viking 1 was the first of two spacecraft (along with Viking 2) sent to Mars as part of NASA's Viking program.
The Viking program consisted of a pair of American space probes sent to Mars, Viking 1 and Viking 2.
Karl Artur Vilhelm Moberg (20 August 1898 – 8 August 1973) was a Swedish journalist, author, playwright, historian, and debater.
Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets.
The Voyager program is an American scientific program that employs two robotic probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, to study the outer Solar System.
Walenty Kłyszejko (Estonian: Valentin Klõšeiko, Russian: Валентин Клышейко) (2 December 1909 in Saint Petersburg, Russia – 20 August 1987 in Warsawa) was an Estonian–Polish basketball player and later a coach, as well as a professor at the Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw.
Walter Bernstein (born August 20, 1919) is an American screenwriter and film producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s.
Wang Yangming (26 October 1472 – 9 January 1529), courtesy name Bo'an, was a Chinese idealist Neo-Confucian philosopher, official, educationist, calligraphist and general during the Ming dynasty.
The War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) was a European conflict of the early 18th century, triggered by the death of the childless Charles II of Spain in November 1700.
The Warsaw Pact, formally known as the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, was a collective defence treaty signed in Warsaw, Poland among the Soviet Union and seven Soviet satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War.
The Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, officially known as Operation Danube, was a joint invasion of Czechoslovakia by five Warsaw Pact nations – the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany and Poland – on the night of 20–21 August 1968.
Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Wayne Lawrence Brown (born 20 August 1977) is an English football coach and former player who is currently manager of Isthmian League North Division side Maldon & Tiptree.
Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken (25 June 1897 – 20 August 1985) was a Vizeadmiral with the Kriegsmarine during World War II.
William Bedloe (20 April 1650 – 20 August 1680) was an English fraudster and Popish Plot informer.
William Booth (10 April 182920 August 1912) was an English Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878–1912).
William Fraser (died 1297) was a late 13th century Bishop of St Andrews and Guardian of the Kingdom of Scotland.
William Herbert Gray III (August 20, 1941 – July 1, 2013) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who represented from 1979 to 1991.
Sir William Hill Irvine, GCMG (6 July 1858 – 20 August 1943), Irish born-Australian politician and judge, was the 21st Premier of Victoria.
William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, GCB (9 July 1753 – 20 August 1825) was the Governor of Newfoundland and an admiral in the Royal Navy.
Willie Ripia (born 20 August 1985) is a rugby union player.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
WWJ, 950 kHz (a regional broadcast frequency), is an all-news AM radio station located in Detroit, Michigan.
The Wyandot people or Wendat, also called the Huron Nation and Huron people, in most historic references are believed to have been the most populous confederacy of Iroquoian cultured indigenous peoples of North America.
On 20 August 2012, armed prisoners in the Yare I prison complex, an overcrowded Venezuelan prison in Miranda state near Caracas, Venezuela, rioted.
The Yellowstone fires of 1988 collectively formed the largest wildfire in the recorded history of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.
Yootha Joyce Needham (20 August 1927 – 24 August 1980), credited as Yootha Joyce, was a British actress best known for playing Mildred Roper opposite Brian Murphy in the sitcom Man About the House and its spin-off George and Mildred.
Youssouf Hersi (born 20 August 1982) is an Ethiopian-Dutch professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder and is currently a free agent, having last played for A-League side Perth Glory.
is a Japanese voice actress and J-pop singer from Kanagawa Prefecture who released various solo CD albums.
Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov (Ю́рий Валенти́нович Жирко́в; born 20 August 1983) is a Russian footballer who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Russia national team.
The Zhengde Emperor (26October 149120April 1521) was the 11th Ming dynasty Emperor of China between 1505–1521.
Zhu Chenhao (朱宸濠) (died 1521) or Prince of Ning (宁王) (ruled 1499–1521) was a member of Ming Dynasty's Royal Family.
Year 1000 (M) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1083 (MLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1086 (MLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1153 (MCLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1158 (MCLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1191 (MCXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1297 (MCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1308 (MCCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1348 (MCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1377 (MCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1384 (MCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1386 (MCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1391 (MCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1457 (MCDLVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1467 (MCDLXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1471 (MCDLXXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1517 (MDXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1519 (MDXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1528 (MDXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1561 (MDLXI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1572 (MDLXXII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1580 (MDLXXX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, and a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Proleptic Gregorian calendar.
It is the year of the Peace of Westphalia.
In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Tuesday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Tuesday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Saturday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
The American Revolution begins this year, with the first military engagement being the April 19 Battles of Lexington and Concord on the day after Paul Revere's now-epic ride.
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In Germany, 1888 is known as the Year of the Three Emperors.
As the second year of the massive Russo-Japanese War began, more than 100,000 died in the largest world battles of that era, and the war chaos lead to a revolution against the Tsar (Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is subtitled The Year 1905 to commemorate this).
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.
Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.
Below, the events of the First World War have the "WWI" prefix.
This year was famous for the October Revolution in Russia, by Vladimir Lenin.
This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression.
This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" acronym.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.
It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.
As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881.
This was the year of the Protests of 1968.
The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11).
The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.
Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.
The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
The 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, also known as the August Coup (r "August Putsch"), was an attempt by members of the Soviet Union's government to take control of the country from Soviet President and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
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This was the first year that the Internet was entirely privatized, with the United States government no longer providing public funding.
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1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.
The 1998 United States embassy bombings were attacks that occurred on August 7, 1998, in which over 200 people were killed in nearly simultaneous truck bomb explosions in two East African cities, one at the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the other at the United States Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
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On 20 August 2014, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan was struck by a series of landslides following heavy rain.
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2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
Year 535 (DXXXV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 636 (DCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 651 (DCLI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 768 (DCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 917 (CMXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 984 (CMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.