On this day: August 20

POSTED: 1:46 AM Aug 19 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 20 2014

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.

OTD August 20 - Amy Adams
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Warner Bros. Pictures

1974: Actress Amy Adams, best known for movies like "Enchanted," "The Fighter," "The Muppets," "Man of Steel" (pictured) and "American Hustle," is born in Vicenza, Italy. Adams has earned Oscar nominations for her roles in "Junebug," "Doubt," "The Fighter," "The Master" and "American Hustle," and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for "American Hustle."

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