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March 20th, 2006 (March 20 2006)EventCyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country s banana crop.
March 20th, 2006 (March 20 2006)EventOver 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.
March 20th, 2005 (March 20 2005)EventA magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
March 20th, 2004 (March 20 2004)EventStephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party s first leader.
March 20th, 2003 (March 20 2003)Event2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
March 20th, 2000 (March 20 2000)EventJamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff s deputy dead.
March 20th, 1999 (March 20 1999)EventLegoland California, the first and only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
March 20th, 1993 (March 20 1993)EventAn IRA bomb explodes in Warrington, northwest England, killing two children.
March 20th, 1990 (March 20 1990)EventFerdinand Marcos s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
March 20th, 1988 (March 20 1988)EventEritrean 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.
March 20th, 1987 (March 20 1987)EventThe Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
March 20th, 1985 (March 20 1985)EventLibby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
March 20th, 1980 (March 20 1980)EventThe Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast.
March 20th, 1974 (March 20 1974)EventIan Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
March 20th, 1969 (March 20 1969)EventJohn Lennon and Yoko ono were married.John Lennon Quotes
March 20th, 1964 (March 20 1964)EventThe precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
March 20th, 1956 (March 20 1956)EventTunisia gains independence from France.
March 20th, 1952 (March 20 1952)EventThe United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
March 20th, 1951 (March 20 1951)EventFujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshu is founded.
March 20th, 1948 (March 20 1948)EventWith 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.
March 20th, 1942 (March 20 1942)EventWorld War II: In Zgierz, Poland, 100 Poles are taken from a labor camp and shot by the Germans.
March 20th, 1942 (March 20 1942)EventHolocaust: in Rohatyn, western Ukraine, the German SS murder 3,000 Jews, including 600 children, annihilating 70% of Rohatyn s Jewish ghetto.
March 20th, 1942 (March 20 1942)EventWorld 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".Douglas MacArthur Quotes
March 20th, 1933 (March 20 1933)EventGiuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida s electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
March 20th, 1922 (March 20 1922)EventThe USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
March 20th, 1916 (March 20 1916)EventAlbert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.Albert Einstein Quotes
March 20th, 1914 (March 20 1914)EventIn New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
March 20th, 1913 (March 20 1913)EventSung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
March 20th, 1883 (March 20 1883)EventThe Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is signed.
March 20th, 1861 (March 20 1861)EventAn earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
March 20th, 1856 (March 20 1856)EventCosta Rican troops rout Walker s soldiers.
March 20th, 1852 (March 20 1852)EventHarriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin is published.Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes
March 20th, 1848 (March 20 1848)EventRevolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
March 20th, 1815 (March 20 1815)EventAfter 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.
March 20th, 1760 (March 20 1760)EventThe "Great Fire" of Boston, Massachusetts destroys 349 buildings.
March 20th, 1739 (March 20 1739)EventNadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
March 20th, 1616 (March 20 1616)EventSir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.Sir Walter Raleigh Quotes
March 20th, 1602 (March 20 1602)EventThe Dutch East India Company is established.
March 20th, 1600 (March 20 1600)EventThe Linkoping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linkoping, Sweden.

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