This Day in History :: 20 July
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20 July 1952 : Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
20 July 1952 : Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France
20 July 1950 : "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
20 July 1949 : Vasil Kolarov elected Premier of Bulgaria
20 July 1948 : Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ
20 July 1948 : Syngman Rhee elected President of South-Korea
20 July 1948 : US Communist Party Chairman William Forster arrested
20 July 1947 : 1st political action of the Netherlands Army on Java and Sumatra
20 July 1944 : British / Canadian troops occupy Hill 67 / Ifs / Bras / Frenouville, Normandy
20 July 1944 : British Premier Winston Churchill flies to France to meet Montgomery
20 July 1944 : Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
20 July 1944 : Death March of 1,200 Jews from Lipcani Moldavia begins
20 July 1944 : Field Marshal von Kluge consults with German Commandant at Caen
20 July 1944 : Flying Fortresses of US 8th Air Force attack Leipzig / Dessau
20 July 1944 : Heavy storm hampers British offensive at Caen









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