All About August 20th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
August 20th Holidays
- National Bacon Lover’s Day
On August 20th we celebrate bacon! Doesn’t matter if you eat it with eggs or add it to a recipe, just find a way to enjoy some bacon!
- National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
To help you celebrate National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day this August 20th, here is a recipe for you for Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon.
- National Lemonade Day
August 20th isn’t just a day to drink some lemonade, it is meant to be a day to teach your child about entrepreneurship. Teach your child the basics of how to start, own and operate their very own business with a lemonade stand.
- National Radio Day
Detroit radio station WWJ is considered the first commercial radio station in the United States and it broadcasting August 20th in 1920. So today we celebrate the radio and all it brings us, music, news, stories and more. What is your favorite station?
- Virtual Worlds Day
Virtual Worlds Day on August 20th is an annual event which signifies the rapid emergence of virtual worlds and how they are going to change our future.
- World Mosquito Day
World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
August 20th Horoscope Sign is Leo
Date range: July 23 – August 22
Color: Gold, Yellow, Orange
Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 10, 19
Traits: Leos are compassionate, caring, warmhearted people but also be arrogant, self centered and stubborn.
Famous Leos: Jennifer Lopez, Barack Obama, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Radcliffe, Alfred Hitchcock, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis. Shaun Mendes, Kylie Jenner, Cole Sprouse, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Brady, Dua Lipa, Olivia Holt and Maia Mitchell, Paul Wesley, Chris Hemsworth
August 20th Trivia
- 1852 – Steamboat Atlantic sank on Lake Erie after a collision, with the loss of at least 150 lives.
- 1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London.
- 1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
- 1882 – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow, Russia.
- 1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK, begins operations in Detroit.
- 1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam.
- 1948 – Robert Plant, lead singer in rock band, Led Zeppelin was born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.
- 1974 – Amy Adams is an American actress and comedienne was born in Vicenza, Italy.
- 1975 – Viking program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
- 1977 – Voyager program: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
- 1992 – Demi Lovato, American pop singer was born in Albuquerque, NM.
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