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Thursday, August 13, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 1950 - Pres Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai
  • 1951 - Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
  • 1953 - 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
  • 1953 - Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee
  • 1953 - US Gen Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff
  • 1954 - 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
  • 1955 - Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
  • 1956 - WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 - Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • 1959 - Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
  • 1960 - Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
  • 1960 - USSR draws adviseors out of China
  • 1961 - Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
  • 1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
  • 1962 - Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
  • 1963 - Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
  • 1963 - Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
  • 1964 - 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 1967 - WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 - Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 1969 - Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
  • 1971 - Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
  • 1972 - Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last "Bonanza"
  • 1972 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic