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This Day In History, August 20, 2015

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Here are some notable events that occurred on this day throughout history.

1911 – First around-the-world communication sent via telegraph. (AP)

1920 – Professional Football is launched. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

1952 – The Soviet Union becomes a nuclear power. (AP)

1963 – Lyndon B. Johnson introduces Anti-Poverty bill. (LBJ Library photo by Mike Geissinger)

1977 – Voyager II is launched. (Space.com)

1980 – Reinhold Messner becomes first person to complete solo ascension of Mount Everest. (CBSBoston – Nightside – Ed Webster Up Mt. Everest)

1989 – Menendez brothers, Erik and Lyle, murder their parents. (Beverley Hills Police Department)

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