On this day: August 20

Published On: Aug 19 2012 03:46:11 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.

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1948: Robert Plant, best known as the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, is born in West Bromwich, England.

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