July 20th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 20th History Highlights
July 20th is...
National Fortune Cookie Day
National Lollipop Day
National Moon Walk Day
Space Exploration Day
Ugly Truck Day
World Jump Day
July 20th Quotes
"Happiness is not a destination or an experience. It's a
"Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill,
Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge
may not be applied."
"I feel that nothing important ever happens that is not
revealed to me beforehand."
"I used to work in jobs I hated because I needed the money
to buy a guitar. I know what it feels like to be depressed. On
the other hand, I also know what it feels like to have money,
to be successful, to be independent, but I can tell you that money
and success never solve your problems."
"The only way you find what your limits are is by pushing
"Maybe at this stage in my career, it's from that younger
generation that I have most to learn."
July 20th Birthdays
356 BC - Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (died in 323 BC)
1591 - Anne Hutchinson, English Puritan preacher (died in 1643)
1822 - Gregor Mendel, Austro-German monk, geneticist and botanist (died in 1884)
1924 - Lola Albright, American actress and singer (died in 2017)
1930 - Sally Ann Howes, English-American singer and actress
1933 - Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter (died in 1999)
1933 - Cormac McCarthy, American novelist
1938 - Diana Rigg, English actress
1938 - Natalie Wood, American actress (died in 1981)
1945 - Kim Carnes, American singer-songwriter
1947 - Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964 - Chris Cornell, American singer-songwriter (died in 2017)
1964 - Terri Irwin, American-Australian zoologist and author
1968 - Kool G Rap, American hip-hop artist
1971 - Sandra Oh, Canadian actress
1972 - Vitamin C, American singer-songwriter
1973 - Omar Epps, American actor
1975 - Judy Greer, American actress
1988 - Julianne Hough, American dancer
1991 - Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015
July 20th History
1903 - The Ford Motor Company shipped its first car.
1938 - The United States Department of Justice filed suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system.
1940 - California opened its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
1950 - The Arthur Murray Party TV Show premiered. Origiannly on ABC, it evetually moved through DuMont, CBS and NBC.
1960 - The Polaris missile was successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
1963 - #1 Hit July 20, 1963 - August 2, 1963: Jan and Dean - Surf City
1968 - #1 Hit July 20, 1968 - August 2, 1968: Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass
1969 - In a live transmission from the Moon was viewed by 720 million people around the world, with the landing of Apollo 11, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the Moon, live on international television.
1976 - The American Viking 1 spacecraft successfully landed on Mars.
1977 - The Central Intelligence Agency released documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
1982 - The Provisional IRA detonated two bombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and killing seven horses.
1991 - #1 Hit July 20, 1991 - July 26, 1991: EMF - Unbelievable
1997 - The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrated its 200th birthday by setting sail again for the first time in 116 years.
2005 - Criss Angel Mindfreak debuted on A&E.
2005 - The Civil Marriage Act legalized same-sex marriage in Canada.
2012 - James Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 70 others.
2015 - The United States and Cuba resumed full diplomatic relations after five decades.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Henry Cavill only has 43 lines in Batman v Superman.
All Dear Abby advice can be consolidated into 4 points, talk to the other person, talk to a therapist, never talk to that person again, and mind your own business.
The average American eats approximately 1,500 PB & J sandwiches before graduating from high school.
Every time I see a piano I try to play it. I guess just to check if I'm one of those savants who wakes up and can play Beethoven from heart. I'm not.
The Capital of Morocco is Rabat
Nearly half the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.
"At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer." - Lee Jampolsky
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"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." - Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part II, 1974
Black boxes on aircraft are generally orange/red and not, in fact, black.
The ISS has a treadmill on it named Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (C.O.L.B.E.R.T.), after Stephen Colbert.
Thanks to the popularity of gifs, we are living in the second golden age of silent films.
Wendy's founder Dave Thomas dropped out of high school but picked up his GED in 1993. His GED class voted him Most Likely to Succeed.
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