August 1, 1920 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Peace of Riga-Independence of Latvia

Birthdays in History

  • Henrietta Lacks [Loretta Pleasant], African-American tobacco farmer whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, extensively used in medical research since the 1950s (1st immortalised cell line), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1951)

Deaths in History

  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak, early Indian nationalist leader, dies at 64