History & Quotes / Knowledge

Other Notable Events for July 20

On this date in history:

In 1859, American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time. About 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York.

In 1881, five years after U.S. Army Gen. ...

Notable Birthdays for July 20

Those born on this date include:

- Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 356 B.C.
- Austrian monk and pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822
- New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 reached the summit ...

Astronomy

Today is Sunday, July 20, the 201st day of 2014 with 164 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Saturn.