History March 20th

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    20/03/0141 - 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
    20/03/1345 - Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
    20/03/1616 - Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
    20/03/1760 - Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
    20/03/1815 - Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
    20/03/1816 - US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
    20/03/1868 - Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville Kentucky of $14,000
    20/03/1885 - John Matzeliger of Suriname patents shoe lacing machine
    20/03/1886 - 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass
    20/03/1888 - Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia"
    20/03/1890 - German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck
    20/03/1896 - Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
    20/03/1920 - 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1« months)
    20/03/1922 - USS Langley is commissioned, Navy's 1st aircraft Carrier
    20/03/1930 - Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
    20/03/1934 - Test of practical radar apparatus made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Germany
    20/03/1939 - 7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania
    20/03/1941 - #@!&%-German/Yugoslav pact drawn
    20/03/1942 - Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
    20/03/1944 - Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes
    20/03/1952 - Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan
    20/03/1954 - 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
    20/03/1956 - Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes
    20/03/1956 - Tunisia gains independence from France
    20/03/1958 - 50" snow across the Mason-Dixon line
    20/03/1964 - ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
    20/03/1968 - LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
    20/03/1969 - US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
    20/03/1977 - Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
    20/03/1979 - Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center
    20/03/1980 - US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
    20/03/1984 - Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools
    20/03/1987 - FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)
    20/03/1987 - NASA launches Palapa B2P
    20/03/1991 - Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney
    20/03/1991 - Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records
    20/03/1991 - Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus
    20/03/1991 - US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
    20/03/1992 - Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set
    20/03/1994 - El Salvador's 1st pres election following 12-year-old civil war
    20/03/1995 - Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured
    20/03/1996 - Erik and Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
    20/03/2003 - Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion