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August 20th In Pop Culture History

# 1 on August 20, 1977 - Best of My Love
By The Emotions

1000 - The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen.

1858 - Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London

1882 - Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow, Russia.

1910 - The Great Fire of 1910 burned 3 Million acres in Washinton, Idaho and Montana.

1920 - The first commercial radio station, 8MK "Detroit News Radiophone" (now WWJ), began operations in Detroit, Michigan.

1926 - Japan's public broadcasting company, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) was established.

1938 - Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam, a record that stood until
2013 years when it was broken by Alex Rodriguez.

1975 - NASA launched the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

1977 - #1 Hit August 20, 1977 - September 30, 1977: The Emotions - Best of My Love

1977 - NASA launched the Voyager 2 spacecraft towards the outer solar system.

1998 - The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

2002 - Broadway Show - Hairspray (Musical) August 15, 2002

2014 - 72 people were killed in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture by a series of landslides that were caused by a (typical) month's worth of rain that fell in a singleday.

Celebrity Birthdays

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James Marsters (1962)
Fred Durst (1970)
Al Roker (1954)
Isaac Hayes (1942)
Benjamin Harrison (1833)
H.P. Lovecraft (1890)
Robert Plant (1948)
Amy Adams (1974)
Robert Clark (1986)
Don King (1931)
The first penny had the motto
"Mind your (own) business"


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