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Top 10 July 20 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 1963, San Francisco Giants Manager Alvin Dark joked, "they'll put a man on the moon before [Giants pitcher] Gaylord Perry hits a home run." On July 20, 1969, less than an hour after Neil Armstrong's historic moon walk, Perry smacked his first career homer.

  2. Baseball player Gaylord Perry's manager once remarked that "They'll put a man on the moon before he hits a home run.". On July 20, 1969, just an hour after the Apollo 11 spacecraft carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, Perry hit the first home run of his career

  3. Although we picture the Founding Fathers as old men, many were quite young. By July 4th, 1776, Aaron Burr was 20, Alexander Hamilton, 21; James Madison, 25; John Jay, 29; and Thomas Jefferson, 33.

  4. Pope Paul VI spent the night of July 20,21 1969 watching the moon through a telescope of the Vatican Observatory during the first moon landing. Afterward, he praised the achievement by writing at length about the event

  5. Astronaut Neil Armstrong took a piece of fabric from the left wing of the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer to the moon aboard the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969.

  6. Greenland has the highest suicide rate in the world. 20% of Greenlanders attempt suicide. (from july 2014)

  7. Berthold Stauffenberg, brother of Claus von Stauffenberg (chief conspirator in 20 July assasination plot to kill Hitler) was executed by being strangled and then revived multiple times. The execution and multiple resuscitations were filmed for Hitler to view at his leisure.

  8. Gaylord Perry, a Major League Baseball played with the giants for 7 years and never hit a home run. The giants manager joked with reporters saying, "They'll put a man on the moon before Perry hits a home run." On July 20, 1969, Gaylord Perry hit a home run

  9. The Amish population, which was about 318,000 in July 2017, doubles about every 20 years

  10. Females reach sexual maturity at the age of 15 to 20 years. They lay 4 to 6 eggs from May to July. Eggs are shaped like ping-pong balls. Incubation period lasts 10 to 12 months. Only 2% of hatchlings reach adulthood.

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Moving Day in Quebec, where most leases end on the same day, July 1st. Up to 20% of tenants all move on the same day, and moving companies charge three times as much.

In July 1831, an island appeared off the coast of Sicily. It sparked an international dispute over possession before sinking underwater five months later. Today, it sits 20 feet below the surface with a Sicilian flag planted on it.

Neighbors helped Sojourner gain her freedom legally from John Dumont a year early by purchasing her for $20. She stayed with them until 1827 when emancipation was declared on July 4th, 1827.

Hood launched several counter-attacks, including at the Battle of Peachtree Creek on July 20, but was repulsed after heavy fighting.

By July 20, 2017 the number of Pokémon Go users in the United States had reached 30 million.

Max Planck's son was involved in the July 20 plot to assassinate hitler, and was executed for it

Fruit of medusahead is seed head equipped with 2 types of bristles: short and long. Long bristles are covered with barbs which facilitate spreading of seed (by attaching to the fur of various animals). Each seed head contains around 20 seed. Fruit ripens during June and July.

Flocks of 20 to 30 little stints migrate toward the wintering grounds in Africa and South Asia from July to November. They return to the breeding areas from mid-May to early June. Immature birds often stay in the wintering grounds all year round.

Buzz Aldrin became the first man to urinate on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Buzz Aldrin took the communion on the Moon, on July 20, 1969, during Apollo 11

In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit is first, and only, home run while playing for the San Francisco Giants.

The first food and drink consumed on the moon was the sacrament of communion by Buzz Aldrin on Sunday July 20, 1969

July 20, 1960 The world’s first-ever elected female head of government in the modern era was elected in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Sirimavo Bandaranaike as Prime Minister.

New recruits to the German army are sworn in on July 20th by the Defense Ministry in Berlin. Stauffenberg and others attempted an assassination of Hitler on July 20 1944 and were executed in the Defense Ministry's courtyard that evening.

Between 20 June and 19 July of 1627, Ottoman corsairs under the control of Murat Reis raided Iceland and brought in about 600 to 900 slaves to the Ottoman Empire, it is known as the Turkish Raids or Tyrkjaránið in Icelandic.

Erwin Planck, the son of eminent physicist and Nobel laureate Max Planck, was executed in 1945 by the Gestapo for his part in the 20 July assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

Baseball player Gaylord Perry's manager stated in 1964 that "They'll put a man on the moon before Gaylord Perry hits a homerun". On July 20, 1969, Perry would hit his first career homerun 20 minutes after the Apollo landing.

In WWII, British intelligence bugged an entire house containing German high ranking POW to gather intelligence. These intelligence include Peenemunde, the 20 July plot, among others.

Louis Antoine, eldest son of Charles X of France, was the King of France for less than 20 minutes before he himself gave up the throne due to his father's abdication during the July revolution in 1830. This made Louis the joint shortest reigning monarch in history.

A 1965 Doctor Who comic story predicted two men would first walk on the moon on 20 July 1970. The real moon landing would take place on 20 July 1969.

The shortest time a monarch has ruled was in France during the July revolution of 1830. Louis Antoine's father abdicated from power and Louis was technically king of France for 20 minutes before he also abdicated.

In 1962, the San Francisco Giants' manager, Alvin Dark, predicted that rookie pitcher Gaylord Perry wouldn't hit a home run until man reached the moon. Perry's first home run came on July 20th, 1969, 20 minutes after the Apollo 11 moon landing.

On July 20, 1969, as the Apollo 11 astronauts prepared for the moon landing, they shared the front page with news about Ted Kennedy's plunge off of a Massachusetts' bridge that killed his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Eritrea and Ethiopia were at war 20 years ago, and had border clashes until quite as recently as July.