FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2000 file picture, Tiger Woods details to his ball as it drops for birdie on the to start with gap of a three-hole playoff in opposition to Bob May at the PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. On his world wide web site Friday evening, Dec. eleven, 2009, Woods declared that he is getting an indefinite break from expert golf. (AP Picture/Chuck Burton, File)
On this working day, Aug. twenty …
2000: Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship, turning out to be the initial player considering that 1953 to earn a few majors in one particular 12 months.
Also on this day:
- 1960: The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations invade Czechoslovakia.
An artist’s depiction of the Voyager 2 probe traveling via our photo voltaic process.
- 1977: The room probe Voyager two is released it carries on to explore to this working day, and is now additional than eleven billion miles from Earth.
- 1998: The U.S. launches cruise missiles at suspected Al Qaeda bases in Afghanistan and Sudan.
- 2009: Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only human being convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, arrives back again in Libya right after becoming launched by the Scottish governing administration.