July 1920 in history

July 1920 events chronologically

Jul 11 In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany
Jul 12 The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognizes independent Lithuania
Jul 15 The Polish Parliament establishes Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite
Jul 25 France captures Damascus
Jul 29 Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1920

Jul 10 Owen Chamberlain an American physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery, with collaborator Emilio Segrè, of antiprotons, a sub-atomic antiparticle.
Jul 11 Yul Brynner a Russian-born United States-based film and stage actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version; he played the role 4,625 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King and Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books
Jul 11 Zecharia Sitchin an Azerbaijani-born American author of books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. Sitchin attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he states was a race of extraterrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. He believed this hypothetical planet of Nibiru to be in an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth's own Solar System, asserting that Sumerian mythology reflects this view. Sitchin's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 25 languages
Jul 17 Juan Antonio Samaranch a Spanish sports administrator who served as the seventh President of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001. Samaranch served the second longest term as the head of the IOC, the longest being that of Pierre de Coubertin
Jul 21 Isaac Stern a Soviet-born violinist and conductor. He was renowned for his recordings and for discovering new musical talent
Jul 23 Amália Rodrigues a Portuguese singer and actress. Known as the Rainha do Fado , Rodrigues helped popularize fado worldwide and traveled internationally between the 1950s and 1970s. She also became one of the most important figures in the genre's development, becoming the pre-eminent female fadista during a 50-year recording and stage career. Amália was the main inspiration for other well-known international fado and popular music artists such as Madredeus, Dulce Pontes, and Mariza
Jul 25 Rosalind Franklin an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA , RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Her DNA work achieved the most fame because DNA plays an essential role in cell metabolism and genetics, and the discovery of its structure helped her co-workers understand how genetic information passes from parents to their offspring

Top 7 most famous people died in July 1920

Jul 1 Delfim Moreira a Brazilian politician. He was born in Minas Gerais state to a Portuguese father and to a Portuguese Brazilian mother who traced her ancestry back to the early settlers of Brazil
Jul 5 Max Klinger a German Symbolist painter, sculptor, printmaker, and writer.
Jul 10 John Fisher 1st Baron Fisher a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform. He had a huge influence on the Royal Navy in a career spanning more than 60 years, starting in a navy of wooden sailing ships armed with muzzle-loading cannon and ending in one of steel-hulled battlecruisers, submarines and the first aircraft carriers. The argumentative, energetic, reform-minded Fisher is often considered the second most important figure in British naval history, after Lord Nelson
Jul 11 Eugénie de Montijo the last Empress consort of the French from 1853 to 1871 as the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French.
Jul 18 Prince Joachim of Prussia the youngest son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, by his first wife, Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
Jul 20 Sarada Devi the wife and spiritual counterpart of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a nineteenth-century mystic of Bengal. Sarada Devi is also reverentially addressed as the Holy Mother by the followers of the Ramakrishna monastic order. Sarada Devi played an important role in the growth of the Ramakrishna Movement
Jul 31 Ion Dragoumis a Greek diplomat, philosopher, writer and revolutionary.