August 20

This Day in History

1968

Soviets invade Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakian leader Alexander Dubcek is forced to abandon his liberal reforms after 600,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade his nation. Dubcek's efforts to establish "communism with a human face" had … (more...)

1741

Bering Discovers Alaska

This day in 1741 was a pivotal day in the history of exploration, as it marked the earliest recorded landing of Russian sailors on the northwest coast of the North American continent. Under the … (more...)