August 20 in history

On August 20:

1000 Hungary was established as a kingdom.

 

 

 

 

1858 Charles Darwin first published histheory of evolution.

1923 US singer Jim Reeves was born.

 

1940 the New Zealand shipping freighter Turakina was sunk by a German raider in the Tasman.

1941 India’s 7th Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was born.

1991 Estonia seceded from the USSR.

 

Sourced from NZ History Online and Wikipedia.

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