11 things that happened this day in history - 20th August

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1858 – Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London

2. 1911 - The first round-the-world telegram is sent

3. 1920 - The first commercial radio station begins operating in Detroit

4. 1940 - France falls to the Germans during World War II

5. 1968 - The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations invade Czechoslovakia

6. 1970 - The England soccer captain, Bobby Moore, is cleared of charges of stealing in a trial in Colombia

7. 1973 - The Rolling Stones release 'Angie'

8. 1979 - English singer-songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum is born

9. 1992 - Actress and singer Demi Lovato is born

10. 1992 - Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler

11. 2000 - Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

image: © Keith Allison

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