This Day in History :: 20 August
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20 August 1989 : Aak crashes into pleasure boat The Margin on the Thames, 51 killed
20 August 1989 : Howard Johnson joins B Bonds and W Mays to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases
20 August 1989 : Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)
20 August 1989 : Said Aouita runs world record 3000 m (7:29.45)
20 August 1988 : 6.5 earthquake strikes India / Nepal, 1,000s killed
20 August 1986 : Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead
20 August 1986 : Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th
20 August 1985 : 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
20 August 1985 : Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle
20 August 1985 : Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US
20 August 1985 : Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian / Egyptian gas workers
20 August 1985 : Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
20 August 1983 : Miss National Teen-Ager
20 August 1982 : Don Lever becomes 1st captain of New Jersey Devils
20 August 1982 : US marines land in Beirut Lebanon









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