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August 20: This Day That Year

August 20

- 1833 - Birthday: Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), born in North Bend, Ohio (age 67, died March 13, 1901).

- 1893 - Shechita (ritual slaughtering of animals) prohibited in Switzerland.

- 1926 - Japan: Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) was established.

- 1941 - Birthday: Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia (1991-97) and Yugoslavia (1997-2000), born in Pozarevac.

- 1944 - Birthday: Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89), born in Bombay, India (age 46, assassinated May 21, 1991).

- 1988 - 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, killed about 1,000 people.

- 2016 - Turkey: Suicide bombing in Gaziantep during a wedding party killed 51 people.

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