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Top 10 August 20 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 1720, stock speculation caused the value of shares for the South Sea Company to jump from£128 in January to £1000 in August. When the bubble burst, it financially ruined their investors. One investor, Sir Isaac Newton lost £20,000, equivalent to about £268 million in present day value.

  2. Many Jewish families arrested during the Holocaust have been commemorated with gold bricks in the streets memorializing where lived. As of August 20, 2014, there have been laid over 48,000 Stolpersteine in 18 countries in Europe, making the project the world's largest memorial.

  3. 20 years ago, in August of 1997, UPS employees went on strike for 16 days. The strike cost UPS over $600,000,000 in revenue.

  4. A 20 year old Japanese fisherman who licked fallout from the Bikini Atoll nuclear test lived to 79 years old as of August 2013

  5. Female lays up to 20 eggs (usually 6 to 18) from the May to August. Babies are 6 inches long at birth. They need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

  6. Mating season of common linnets takes place from April to August. Common linnets live in small colonies (around 20 individuals) during the breeding season.

  7. Female lays 10 to 20 leathery eggs during the summer. Babies emerge from the eggs usually during the autumn (between August and October). They are 8 to 12 inches long and need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

  8. President Andrew Johnson officially declared an end to the Civil War on August 20, 1866.

  9. About Ponso, the last survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriously died or vanished on "Chimpanzee Island" in Ivory Coast. Since August 2015, the association Les Amis de Ponso (Friends of Ponso) has paid for Ponso's food and for a dedicated carer.

  10. Monster Mash By Bobby Pickett was released in August 1962. It was the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27, 1962, because of this it became a seasonal song during the Halloween.

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August 20, 1965, a white priest died shielding a black teenager from a shotgun blast, and the shooter was acquitted of all charges.

The first person to travel alone to the summit was an Italian man, Reinhold Messner who climbed the North Face in August 20, 1980.

Marie Thérèse, the daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV, was Queen of France for 20 minutes on August 2, 1830