This happened today, August 20…

Jordan Cramer, Editor

benjamin presiden1833 – 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison is born.

1866 – 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, announces the official end of the American Civil War.

1977 – Voyager II, a spacecraft launched from the United States, was sent with a phonograph containing multiple sounds, such as greetings in different languages, as well as samples of nature.

 

Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield

1983 – Andrew Garfield, actor, is born

1988 – Black Saturday, worst day of Yellowstone National Park fires, engulfs over 150,000 acres of land.