TODAY IN HISTORY - August 20th:

1896 - Dial telephone patented
1920 - 1st US commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit begins daily broadcasting
1966 - Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
1974 - Pres Gerald Ford, assumes office after Richard Nixon's resignation
38th US President


1918 - Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls), (d. 1974)
1946 - Connie Chung, TV news anchor (NBC, CBS)
2011 - Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California.  After 72 days, Kardashian filed for divorce.


2007 - Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
2012 - Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

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