On This Day: August 20th
This is 232nd day of the year and 133 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—19 Av 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 20th day of the 7th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The space probe Voyager 2 was launched. It continues to explore to this day, and is now more than 7 billion miles from Earth.
Connie ChungTV news reporter
George J. Mitchellpublic official
Benjamin Harrison23rd U.S. President
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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.