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What Happened on October 20th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Liz Truss steps down as British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party amid the country's political crisis, serving for 45 days before resigning, serving for the least time of any British Prime Minister
2017 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declare victory in the Raqqa campaign.
2011 Libyan Crisis: Rebel forces capture Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mutassim in his hometown of Sirte and kill him shortly thereafter, ending the first Libyan civil war.
2003 The Sloan Great Wall, once the largest cosmic structure known to humanity, is discovered by students at Princeton University.
1991 A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.
1991 A massive firestorm breaks out in the hills of Oakland and Berkeley, California killing 25 people and destroying more than 3,000 homes, apartments and condominiums.
1986 Aeroflot Flight 6502 crashes while landing at Kuibyshev Airport (now Kuromoch International Airport) in Kuibyshev (now present-day Samara, Russia), killing 70 people.
1982 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
1981 Two police officers and a Brink's armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground in Nanuet, New York.
1977 A plane carrying the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in woodland in Mississippi, United States. Six people, including three band members, are killed.
1976 The Luling–Destrehan Ferry MV George Prince is struck by the Norwegian freighter SS Frosta while crossing the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die, and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.
1973 Watergate scandal: "Saturday Night Massacre": United States President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Solicitor General Robert Bork.
1973 The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.
1962 China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, igniting the Sino-Indian War.
1961 The Soviet Navy performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf-class submarine.
1952 The Governor of Kenya Evelyn Baring declares a state of emergency and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising.
1951 The "Johnny Bright incident" occurs during a football game between the Drake Bulldogs and Oklahoma A&M Aggies.
1947 Cold War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of the Hollywood film industry, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.
1944 World War II: The Soviet Red Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade.
1944 Liquefied natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland and then explodes, leveling 30 blocks and killing 130 people.
1944 American general Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he comes ashore during the Battle of Leyte.
1941 World War II: Thousands of civilians in German-occupied Serbia are murdered in the Kragujevac massacre.
1935 The Long March, a mammoth retreat undertaken by the armed forces of the Chinese Communist Party a year prior, ends.
1904 Chile and Bolivia sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.
1883 Peru and Chile sign the Treaty of Ancón, by which the Tarapacá province is ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru's involvement in the War of the Pacific.
1827 Greek War of Independence: In the Battle of Navarino, a combined Turkish and Egyptian fleet is defeated by British, French and Russian naval forces in the last significant battle fought with wooden sailing ships.
1818 The Convention of 1818 is signed between the United States and the United Kingdom, which settles the Canada–United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
1803 The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
1781 The Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Austria.
1740 France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuse to honour the Pragmatic Sanction, and the War of the Austrian Succession begins.
1572 Eighty Years' War: Three thousand Spanish soldiers wade through fifteen miles of water in one night to effect the relief of Goes.
1568 The Spanish Duke of Alba defeats a Dutch rebel force under William the Silent.
Famous People Born on October 20

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Year Name
1924 Robert Peters, American poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2014)
1958 Valerie Faris, American director and producer
888 Zhu Youzhen, emperor of Later Liang (d. 923)
1620 Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)
1965 William Zabka, American actor and producer
1937 Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player and sportscaster
1889 Johann Gruber, Austrian priest and saint (d. 1944)
1882 Margaret Dumont, American actress (d. 1965)
1979 Paul Ifill, English footballer
1940 Kathy Kirby, English singer (d. 2011)
Famous People Deaths On October 20

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Date Name
1894 James Anthony Froude, English historian, novelist, biographer and editor (b. 1818)
1941 Ken Farnes, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1911)
1992 Werner Torkanowsky, German-American conductor (b. 1926)
1956 Lawrence Dale Bell, American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation (b. 1894)
1908 Vaiben Louis Solomon, Australian politician, 21st Premier of South Australia (b. 1853)
2012 Przemysław Gintrowski, Polish poet and composer (b. 1951)
1940 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, co-designed Skogskyrkogården (b. 1885)
1928 Jack Peddie, Scottish footballer (b. 1876)
1964 Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (b. 1874)
2022 Lucy Simon, American composer and songwriter (b. 1940)