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.

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


Colombia declared independence from Spain.


Fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.


King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated.


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


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


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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