Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20

Hiwaga Komiks Blg. 256, Hulyo 20, 1960
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang kuwentong “Ako’y Manananggal” ni Pablo. S. Gomez
na iginuhit ni Elpidio Torres.
Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc
on the cover of Look, July 20, 1948
Events that happened on July 20:
1961 – President Carlos P. Garcia signed the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Law.
1979 – The television variety show Eat Bulaga, hosted by the troika of Tito, Vic and Joey (Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon) premiered on RPN Channel 9. It is the Philippines’ longest running television show.

Personalities and celebrities born on July 20:
1826 – Margarita Roxas de Ayala, businesswoman, philanthropist and founder of the Colegio de la Concordia – in San Miguel, Manila (d. November 1, 1869).
1911 – Jose Zabala Santos, cartoonist and komiks illustrator – in Calumpit, Bulacan (d. September 7, 1985)
1935 – Renato de Villa, AFP Chief of Staff (1988-1991) and Secretary of National Defense (1991-1997). 
1966 – Agot Isidro (full name Maria Margarita Amada Fteha Isidro), actress and singer.
Agot Isidro on the covers of Preview (December 2009) and Women’s Health (July 2010).
1970 – Anjanette Abayari, actress (known for portraying Darna), model and beauty queen – Passi, Iloilo

Anjanette Abayari
on the covers of Artista Magazine (March 18, 1996), Celebrity World (November 18, 1996),
and Savvy (January 26, 1998)
1979 – Claudine Barretto (full name Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto), award-winning actress and product endorser – in Manila. 
Claudine Barretto
on the covers of Mega (August 2004) and Youngstar (September 2004)

1985 – Solenn Heussaff (full name Solenn Marie Adea Heusaff), French-Filipina video jockey, model, actress, television host and fashion celebrity – in Makati City.
Solenn Heussaff
on the covers of UNO (October 2010), FHM Philippines (March 2011),
Sense & Style (May 2011) and Health Today (September 2011).
A portrait of Nikola Tesla on the cover of
Time (The Weekly Newsmagazine)
July 20, 1931 issue.
Picture Trivia
          Many knows, especially those fond of general information, that Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is the inventor of the electric motor and pioneer of modern electrical engineering. Tesla is a Serbian electrical and mechanical engineer, physicist and inventor that became an American citizen. He has many inventions that can be considered “groundbreaking” and ahead of his time.
          Do you know that in 1891, Tesla demonstrated the possibility of wireless energy transfer? Tesla envisioned of an intercontinental wireless transmission of industrial power, but he wasn’t able to finish his Wardenclyffe Tower project. He also planned to use ocean thermal energy as a power source. He died before this could be put into reality. Upon his death, all his concepts died with him; the concepts that scientists today are still trying to rediscover.
          In 1960, to honor this great man of science and engineering, the System International (SI) unit for magnetic flux density was named after him – the Tesla.
          During Tesla’s 75th birth commemoration (July 10, 1931), and to honor his contribution in the field of electric power generation, he was in Time magazine July 20, 1931 cover. Under his name was written the caption “All the world’s his power house.”
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