This Day in History :: 20 July
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20 July 1897 : Tadeusz Reichstein: Switzerland -- Chemist (Nobel 1950)
20 July 1893 : Alexander: King of Greece (1917-20)
20 July 1893 : Richard Billinger: Austria -- Poet / writer (From Where I Came)
20 July 1890 : Theda Bara [Theodosia Goodman]: Cincinnati, Ohio -- Actress (Love Goddeses)
20 July 1890 : Verna Felton: Salinas, California -- Actress (Hilda-December Bride)
20 July 1889 : John Charles Reith: 1st Baron Reith, 1st Director-General BBC (1927-38)
20 July 1887 : Willem H Drucker: Dutch lawyer
20 July 1885 : Gustave Charlier: Belgian literature historian / critic
20 July 1881 : Leon de Smet: Flemish painter
20 July 1880 : Hermann Earl Keyserling: German philosopher / writer
20 July 1873 : Witold Maliszewski: Composer
20 July 1872 : Alick Maclean: Composer
20 July 1872 : Deodat de Severac: Composer
20 July 1870 : Vladimir D Nabokov: Russian jurist / Minister of Justice (1918-19)
20 July 1864 : Erik Karlfeldt: Sweden -- Poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)









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