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Notable Historical Events for July 20th

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

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

1881Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops

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

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

1808Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

1980Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

1980109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane

1956Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs

1948Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

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Notable Birthdays on July 20th

1956Mima Jausovec, Maribor Yugoslavia, tennis player (French Open-1977)

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

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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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