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What Happened on March 20th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a Supermoon all occur on the same day.
2014 Four suspected Taliban members attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least nine people.
2012 At least 52 people are killed and more than 250 injured in a wave of terror attacks across ten cities in Iraq.
2006 Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Déby.
2003 Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq.
2000 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
1999 Legoland California, the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
1995 The Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo carries out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, killing 13 and wounding over 6,200 people.
1993 The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb kills two children in Warrington, England. It leads to mass protests in both Britain and Ireland.
1990 Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
1988 Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
1987 The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
1985 Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
1985 Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
1972 The Troubles: The first Provisional IRA car bombing in Belfast kills seven people and injures 148 others in Northern Ireland.
1964 The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organisation) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
1956 Tunisia gains independence from France.
1952 The US Senate ratifies the Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan.
1951 Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
1948 With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
1942 World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".
1933 Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of Dachau concentration camp as Chief of Police of Munich and appointed Theodor Eicke as the camp commandant.
1923 The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
1922 The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
1921 The Upper Silesia plebiscite was a plebiscite mandated by the Versailles Treaty to determine a section of the border between Weimar Germany and Poland.
1915 Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
1913 Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
1896 With the approval of Emperor Guangxu, the Qing dynasty post office is opened, marking the beginning of a postal service in China.
1890 Prime minister of the German Empire Otto von Bismarck is dismissed by Emperor Wilhelm II.
1888 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
1883 The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is signed.
1861 An earthquake destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
1854 The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.
1848 German revolutions of 1848-49: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
1815 After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
1760 The Great Boston Fire of 1760 destroys 349 buildings.
1616 Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
1602 The Dutch East India Company is established.
1600 The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden: five Swedish noblemen are publicly beheaded in the aftermath of the War against Sigismund (1598-1599).
1206 Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
673 Emperor Tenmu of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka.
235 Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor.
Famous People Born on March 20

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Year Name
1970 Michael Rapaport, American actor, podcast host, and director
1916 Pierre Messmer, French lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)
1885 Vernon Ransford, Australian cricketer (d. 1958)
1904 B. F. Skinner, American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
1970 Josephine Medina, Filipino Paralympic table tennis player
1956 Anne Donahue, American lawyer and politician
1800 Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, President of Costa Rica (d. 1845)
1986 Dean Geyer, South African-Australian singer-songwriter and actor
1936 Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican singer, songwriter, music producer, and inventor
1979 Freema Agyeman, English actress
Famous People Deaths On March 20

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Date Name
1997 V. S. Pritchett, English short story writer, essayist, and critic (b. 1900)
842 Alfonso II, king of Asturias (Spain) (b. 759)
2013 Zillur Rahman, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, 15th President of Bangladesh (b. 1929)
1968 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director and screenwriter (b. 1889)
2010 Girija Prasad Koirala, Indian-Nepalese politician, 30th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1924)
1878 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)
1983 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1891)
2017 David Rockefeller, American billionaire and philanthropist (b. 1915)
1475 Georges Chastellain, Burgundian chronicler and poet
1945 Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (b. 1883)