Today in History
What happened on the 20th of August in history?
President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over
German forces occupied Brussels Belgium during WW I.
Britain opened its offensive on the Western front during WW I
US's 1st coml radio 8MK later WWJ Detroit began daily broadcasting
Dumont's 1st TV Broadcast for home reception NY city
British PM Churchill said of the Royal Air Force `Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.'
Leon Trotsky assassinated in Mexico City by agents of Stalin
Dimout regulations implemented in SF
Russia publicly acknowledges a test detonation of a hydrogen bomb.
Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria
1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph - HA Hanes Palmdale Ca
Republicans convene at the Cow Palace
Senegal gains independence from France
LBJ signs an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion.
650 000 Soviet-block troops invade Czechoslovakia
Viking 1 launched toward orbit around Mars soft landing
Voyager 2 launched for fly-by of Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune
UN Security Council votes 14-0 US abstains condemning Israel's declaration that all of Jersualem was its capital.
A mail carrier in Edmond Okla. shot 14 fellow workers dead