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On this day: July 20

Published On: Jul 19 2012 10:48:26 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 20 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Alexander the Great
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356 B.C.: Alexander the Great, Greek king of Macedonia and conqueror of Persia, is born. Here he is depicted in a Roman floor mural from 100 B.C.

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