August 20, 1908 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • America's Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to be greeted with a tremendous welcome; 221 American sailors desert to remain in Australia
  • Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo

Birthdays in History

  • John Reginald Bevins, politician
  • Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)