On This Day: July 20th

This is 202nd day of the year and 164 days remain in the year.

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.
July 20 Birthdays
Sir Edmund Hillary1919–2008, New Zealand mountain climber and explorer.
Elliot Lee Richardsongovernment official
Petrarchpoet and humanist
Carlos Santanamusician
Natalie Woodactress
Cormac McCarthynovelist

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