July 20 – On This Day In History

20 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1969 – Apollo 11 successfully lands on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon.

Who was born today?

  • 365 BC – Alexander the Great – Macedonian King.
  • 1947 – Carlos Santana – Mexican-American musician (Santana).
  • 1964 – Chris Cornell – American singer-songwriter (Soundgarden, Audioslave).
  • 1966 – Stone Gossard – American musician (Pearl Jam).
  • 1975 – Ray Allen – American baskeball player.

 

Who died today?

  • 1923 – Pancho Villa – Mexican general.
  • 1937 – Guglielmo Marconi – Italian inventor (radio).
  • 1973 – Bruce Lee – Chinese-American martial artist and actor.
  • 2011 – Lucian Freud – German-English artist.

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