On this day: July 20

POSTED: 07:48 AM PDT Jul 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 19, 2016 

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 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike
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1960: Sirimavo Bandaranaike (seen at left) becomes the world's first elected female head of government, after her Sri Lanka Freedom Party wins a majority in elections in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).


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