On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson
signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act. The bill approved $1
billion for social programs to combat poverty. It was central to
President Johnson's Great Society legislation program.
Learn more about President Johnson's War of Poverty from NPR.
On August 20, 1980, the UN Security Council passed by 14-0 a resolution condemning an Israeli declaration that all of Jerusalem is its capital. The US abstained.