Today in History

    What happened on the 20th of March in history?

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    • 1727
      Sir Isaac Newton dies in London at 84
    • 1760
      Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
    • 1815
      Napoleon enters Paris - begins 100 day rule
    • 1833
      US & Siam conclude coml treaty
    • 1852
      Harriet Beecher Stowe's `Uncle Tom's Cabin -' published
    • 1886
      1st AC commercial power plant begins operation
    • 1896
      Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
    • 1899
      Martha Place of Bkln - became 1st woman to die by electrocution
    • 1942
      Gen MacArthur vowed - "I shall return"
    • 1948
      1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90 minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC
    • 1956
      156-day strike against Westinghouse ended
    • 1956
      Tunisia gains independence from France
    • 1963
      1st "Pop Art" exhibition in NYC
    • 1969
      Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
    • 1976
      Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
    • 1978
      Flyers' Rick MacLeash scored on 6th penalty shot against Islanders
    • 1980
      US appeals to Intl Court on hostages in Iran
    • 1981
      Jean Harris sentenced 15 to life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Dr