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August 20, 1514 "At the hour of wu (i.e. between 11 and 13 h) the sun was eclipsed".
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58357296/august-20-1514-solar-eclipse/

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 20, 1952.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_20,_1952



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World Mosquito Day is observed annually on 20 August
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Mosquito_Day



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Small earthquakes around Mount Vesuvius started taking place on 20 August, 79 AD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vesuvius

The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae



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Viking 1 was launched on August 20, 1975 and arrived at Mars on June 19, 1976. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t2904191/viking-lander-1-and-mars-pathfinder/

Voyager 2 was launched on August 20, 1977 to explore the planets of the outer solar system
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t14396961/voyager-2-mission/

Progress M-9 was launched on August 20, 1991 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_M-9



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Jean-Loup Chrétien (born August 20, 1938) is a former CNES spationaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Loup_Chr%C3%A9tien

Eduard Suess (August 20, 1831 - April 26, 1914) was a geologist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Suess

Jöns Jacob Berzelius (20 August 1779 - 7 August 1848) was a Swedish chemist. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6ns_Jakob_Berzelius

Leonidas (died 20 August 480 BC) was a hero-king of Sparta
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44334612/leonidas/

Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_McCoy

Thomas Simpson FRS (20 August 1710 - 14 May 1761) was a British mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Simpson

Simon Kirwan Donaldson (born 20 August 1957, in Cambridge, England), is an English mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Kirwan_Donaldson

Vytautas Straiys (born August 20, 1936) is a Lithuanian astronomer. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vytautas_Strai%C5%BEys

Richard Reinhard Emil Schorr (August 20, 1867 - September 21, 1951), was an astronomer. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Schorr

Christian Mayer (August 20, 1719 - April 16, 1783) was a Czech astronomer and teacher.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Mayer_%28astronomer%29



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Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection on 20 August 1858
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Tendency_of_Species_to_form_Varieties



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NGC 2 was discovered by Irish astronomer Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse, on the 20th August 1873.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58358319/ngc-2/

NGC 3809 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 20th August 1866.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58358310/ngc-3809/

NGC 6974 was discovered by Irish astronomer Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse, on the 20th August 1873.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58358304/ngc-6974/

NGC 7047 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Jean-Marie Stephan on the 20th August 1873. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58358286/ngc-7047/

NGC 7304 was observed by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 20th August 1862.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58358274/ngc-7304/



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S Andromedae (SN 1885A) was discovered by Ernst Hartwig on 20 August 1885
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1885A

The earliest known photograph of Pluto was taken on August 20, 1909, although the astronomers at the Yerkes Observatory did not realise it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto#Discovery

Asteroid (669) Kypria was discovered by German astronomer August Kopff on August 20, 1908.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/669_Kypria



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Meteorites

The Golden Aerolite in Idaho fell on the night of August 20, 1892
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/25339648

The Douar Mghila (LL6) meteorite fell in Central Morocco, on the 20th August 1932.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44539581/douar-mghila-meteorite/

The Alta'ameem (LL5) meteorite fell in At Ta'min, Iraq, on the 20th August 1977.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44539588/altaameem-meteorite/

The Ceniceros (L3.7) meteorite fell in Durango, Mexico, on the 20th August 1988.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44539599/ceniceros-meteorite/



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