This Day in History :: 20 August
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20 August 1980 : Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
20 August 1980 : New York Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
20 August 1980 : Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season
20 August 1980 : Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mt Everest
20 August 1979 : India Premier Charan Singh resigns
20 August 1979 : Singer Vikki Carr and Michael Nilsson wed
20 August 1978 : Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London
20 August 1978 : Mark Vinchesi of Amherst Mass keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds
20 August 1978 : Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)
20 August 1977 : NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
20 August 1975 : Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
20 August 1975 : Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
20 August 1974 : Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
20 August 1974 : Nelson Rockefeller becomes VP
20 August 1974 : Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 km/h (100.4 mph)









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