Sun, August 19, 2018 | 20:16

Today is Monday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year.

1781 — George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis

1852 — Steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard

1895 — Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG)

1896 — Dial telephone patented 

1908 — Congo Free State becomes the Belgian Congo

1912 — Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect

1914 — German forces occupy Brussels, Belgium during WW I

1918 — Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I

1920 — Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes