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On this day: July 20

POSTED: 07:48 AM PDT Jul 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 19, 2012 

An ancient king is born, the first Ford rolls off the line, the Special Olympics are born, man lands on the moon, and a home run king belts his last, all on this day.

OTD July 20 - Alexander the Great
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356 B.C.: Alexander the Great, Greek king of Macedonia and conqueror of Persia, is born. Here he is depicted in a Roman floor mural from 100 B.C.

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