This Day in History :: 20 August
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20 August 1939 : Russ offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia
20 August 1938 : Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd and last grand slam
20 August 1935 : Military coup by General Pons and President Ibarra in Ecuador
20 August 1931 : 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen Whitingstall (64 61)
20 August 1929 : 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
20 August 1926 : Uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia
20 August 1925 : WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
20 August 1923 : London harbor strike ends
20 August 1922 : 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
20 August 1921 : 35th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats M Browne (46 64 62)
20 August 1920 : 1st US coml radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting
20 August 1920 : Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes
20 August 1920 : Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League
20 August 1919 : Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 average)
20 August 1918 : Britain opens offensive on Western front during WWI









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