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Amazing Facts - August 20

August 20 2008
11:00

August 20, 1812 Tsar Alexander I appointed a Commander of the Russian army Mikhail Kutuzov. "Kutuzov has come to beat the French" - the people said.

August 20, 1994 was made a unique record trip around the world. American Fred Lesbi at age 82 made a round-the-world flight in his single-engine aircraft Piper Comanche. Leaving from Fort Myers, Florida, June 30, 1994, he headed westward and, flying with 21 stop 37 000 366 miles, returned to Fort Myers on Aug. 20, 1994.

August 20, 1995 its first and only performance showed a unique musical group. The combined orchestra of wind and percussion instruments of British Telecom, took part in the World charitable action in favor of Marie Curie Cancer Centre in Edinburgh, consisted of 2,739 trumpeters and drummers - it is an absolute record.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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