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July 20


1810   Colombia declare independence from Spain.

1918   German troops cross the Marne in WWI.

1940   Billboard magazine first publishes it's list of most popular songs.

1969   Apollo II is the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

2003   Rookie Ben Curtis, ranked 396th in the world, wins the British Open on his first try.

Famous Birthdays:

356 BC   Alexander the Great (Greek conqueror)

1822   Gregor Mendel (Scientist)

1919   Sir Edmund Hillary (Explored the top of Mt. Everest)

1938   Natalie Wood (Actress)

1947   Carlos Santana (Guitarist)

1975   Ray Allen (NBA Basketball player)

1980   Gisele Bundchen (Model)

Today in History Archive:

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