On this day: August 20

POSTED: 12:46 AM PDT Aug 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 19, 2014 

Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.

OTD August 20 - Voyager 2
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NASA

1977: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft to study the outer Solar System and eventually interstellar space.

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