Today in History for 20th July 1956

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

- France recognizes Tunisian independence
- Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
- US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
- Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

- Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)
- Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
- Mima Jausovec, Maribor Yugoslavia, tennis player (French Open-1977)
- Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1868)
- Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies

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