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.