This Day in History :: 20 August
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20 August 1945 : Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
20 August 1945 : Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament
20 August 1945 : Russian troops occupy Harbin and Mukden
20 August 1945 : Tommy Brown, Brooklyn Dodger becomes youngest HR hitter (17)
20 August 1944 : "Anna Lucasta, " opens on Broadway
20 August 1944 : 26th PGA Championship: Bob Hamilton at Manito Golf and Country Club - Spokane Washington
20 August 1944 : Gen de Gaulle returns to France
20 August 1944 : Russian offensive at Jassy and Kisjinev
20 August 1944 : US and British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap
20 August 1942 : Dim-out regulations implemented in San Francisco
20 August 1941 : Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males
20 August 1940 : 1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain
20 August 1940 : British Prime Minister Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"
20 August 1940 : Leon Trotsky, revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson, dies
20 August 1939 : 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Association)









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