This Day in History :: 20 July
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20 July 1963 : 17 African states and Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
20 July 1963 : Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
20 July 1962 : Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony
20 July 1962 : France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
20 July 1960 : 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
20 July 1960 : Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female Premier of Ceylon
20 July 1960 : USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
20 July 1958 : 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch Country Club - Pennsylvania
20 July 1958 : Betty Jameson / Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
20 July 1958 : King Hussein of Jordan breaks off diplomatic relations with UAR
20 July 1956 : Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
20 July 1956 : Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
20 July 1954 : Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South
20 July 1954 : West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR
20 July 1953 : USSR / Israel recover diplomatic relations









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