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Notable Historical Events for July 20th

1967Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes

1808Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

1943US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island

1933Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler

1986Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

1944Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by Germany army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg.

196318th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills

1989Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

19691st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. from Apollo 11

1992121st British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 272 at Muirfield Gullane

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Notable Birthdays on July 20th

1919Edmund Hillary, Auckland NZ, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), (d. 2008)

356 BCAlexander the Great, Pella Macedon, Macedonian king and military leader, (d. 323 BC)

1908[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Gweedore, Irish-American mob hitman

1822Gregor Mendel, Austrian Empire, monk/geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), (d. 1884)

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Notable Deaths on July 20th

1973Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

1937Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

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