On this day: August 20

Published On: Aug 19 2012 02:46:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.

OTD August 20 - William Booth
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1912: William Booth, the preacher who founded The Salvation Army in 1865, dies at age 83 in London, England.

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