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Sunday, July 20, 2014

This was 201st day of the year and 164 days remained in the year.


July 20 Birthdays

Sir Edmund Hillary
1919–2008, New Zealand mountain climber and explorer.

Petrarch
poet and humanist (1304)

Elliot Lee Richardson
government official (1920)

Cormac McCarthy
novelist (1933)

Natalie Wood
actress (1938)

Carlos Santana
musician (1947)

July 20 in History

1810

Colombia declared independence from Spain.

1881

Fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.

1951

King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated.

1960

Sirima Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) became the world's first woman prime minister.

1969

Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.

1985

Treasure hunters found the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the coast of Key West, Fla., in 1622 during a hurricane. The ship contained over $400 million in coins and silver ingots.

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.

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