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 - Peter Forsberg
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1973: Hall of Fame hockey center Peter Forsberg, considered one of the greatest players of his generation, is born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. He played 13 years in the National Hockey League where he won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche. He also played for the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators in his career and won Olympic gold medals representing Sweden in 1994 and 2006.


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