August 20th observes International Day of Medical Transporters and Chocolate Pecan Pie Day.
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This day in history rocked the music world and the world in general. Find out all you need to know about the historical events that happened on this day, August 20.
Did you know that on this day in 2015, over 30 military students were injured in a mass pillow fight? This lead to a ban of the event in future years. The event at West Point left 24 students with concussions.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 20th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 20 in history? Keep reading to find out!
NASA announced they would send a ship to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, to look for extraterrestrial life.
The craft, named Europa Clipper, should be ready by 2023 and launch by 2025.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that measles cases were at an all-time record high, with 41,000 in the first half of the year alone.
A suicide bomber killed 57 people while injuring 66 in Gaziantep, Turkey.
The terrorist had targeted a Kurdish wedding that took place on this day.
More than 30 military students were injured in a mass pillow fight leading to a ban of the event in future years.
England was defeated by South Africa, who became top of the world Test cricket rank.
The Iran-Iraq war ended in a stalemate after nearly eight years of conflict.
The war began on September 22, 1980, when Iraq started a full-scale invasion of Iran. Iran’s government had been overthrown, and Iraq feared similar movements would happen at home if Iran wasn’t dealt with by force. Despite the major powers backing Iraq, it couldn’t gain any Iranian territory.
The “LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin” returned to Lakehurst, New Jersey, after being the first airship to circumference the earth in one journey.
The airship left the USA and headed eastward, taking 12 days to circumnavigate the globe. There were three planned stops for refueling, but other than that, it was a non-stop attempt at a circumnavigation.
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H. P. Lovecraft
Mar 15, 1937 (Age 46)
Rhode Island, USA
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
If you thought pecan pie was tasty, get ready to have your mind blown today as it’s National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day! If you can’t find any at a bakery or cafe, you might just have to try and bake it yourself, as the rich nutty, chocolatey results are truly out of this world!
International Day of Medical Transporters
Doctors and nurses get all the praise, and while they certainly deserve it, ambulance drivers and other medical transporters deserve a lot of thanks too! If you know a medical transporter, buy them lunch or a coffee; otherwise, read up on this critically important role!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Because of the Electoral College, a presidential candidate can win with only 23% of the popular vote.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on August 20th share the Leo zodiac sign.
Leo is the fifth zodiac sign ruled by the sun. The constellation for Leo represents the Nemean lion. In Greek mythology, the Nemean lion devastated the area of Nemea until Heracles eventually defeated the creature.
Peridot is the birthstone given to those who were born during August. The largest peridot stone discovered was found on Zagbargad Island, Egypt. It weighs an incredible 311.8 carats and is now located at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
If you were born on August 20th, your estimated date of conception would be November 27th in the previous year.
The due date for babies conceived on this day is around May 13th, 2024.