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 - Cormac McCarthy
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1933: Author Cormac McCarthy, known for novels such as "Blood Meridian," "All the Pretty Horses," "No Country for Old Men" and "The Road," is born Charles McCarthy in Providence, Rhode Island. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "The Road" and won both the U.S. National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for "All the Pretty Horses."


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