On this day: August 20

POSTED: 12:46 AM PDT Aug 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 19, 2015 

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 - Amy Adams
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1974: Actress Amy Adams, best known for movies like "Enchanted," "The Fighter," "The Muppets," "Man of Steel" and "American Hustle," is born in Vicenza, Italy. Adams has earned Oscar nominations for her roles in "Junebug," "Doubt," "The Fighter," "The Master" and "American Hustle," and won Golden Globes for her performances in "American Hustle" and "Big Eyes."

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