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 - Bob Dylan
10 / 36
Columbia Records

1979: Bob Dylan releases the album "Slow Train Coming," his first since becoming a born-again Christian. While the religious-themed album divided his fans, it sold sell, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and generated the Grammy-winning single "Gotta Serve Somebody," Dylan's first hit in three years.

Comments

You share in the NBC Montana.com community, so please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Please email wmiller@keci.com if a comment violates these standards. Due to a technical change, all comments posted before Jan. 9, 2014 no longer appear on NBCMontana.com. Comments posted after Jan. 14 are not impacted.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The views expressed are not those of NBCMontana.com, NBCMontana or its affiliated companies. This is a community moderated forum. (Please note the 'Like' and 'Report' buttons.) By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.