On this day: August 20

POSTED: 12:46 AM PDT Aug 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 19, 2016 

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 - Bob Dylan
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1979: Bob Dylan releases the album "Slow Train Coming," his first since becoming a born-again Christian. While the religious-themed album divided his fans, it sold sell, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and generated the Grammy-winning single "Gotta Serve Somebody," Dylan's first hit in three years.


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