20 March

20 March

March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 286 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 20th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 20th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Day Of Happiness
  • World Oral Health Day.
  • World Flour Day.
  • Kiss Your Fiance Day
  • World Storytelling Day
  • National Proposal Day
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • World Frog Day
  • National Ravioli Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 20

2003: The United States invade Iraq, assisted by the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland

The Iraq War, which was termed illegal by then UN Secretary, Kofi Annan, caused hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths.

1995: Japanese terrorists release poisonous gas in the Tokyo subway

12 people died and thousands are wounded after members of the religious cult, Aum Shinrikyo, had places containers leaking sarin on 5 different trains.

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry

After the wedding in Gibraltar, the artists spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam with a Bed-In for Peace, which lasted a whole week.

1916: Albert Einstein presents his general theory of relativity

The revolutionary theory describes the interdependency of matter on the one hand and space and time on the other. It is one of the most influential theories in Physics.

1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The anti-slavery story played an important role in setting the scene for the American Civil War.

1979: A Kurdish woman fondly examines the handgun of a Kurd rebelling against the KHOMEINY regime. IRAN. Sanandaj. March 1979.

A Kurdish woman fondly examines the handgun of a Kurd rebelling against the KHOMEINY regime. IRAN. Sanandaj. March 1979.

Neuf-Brisach in Alsace, France. A fully 360-degree fortified town from the Napoleonic wars.

Neuf-Brisach in Alsace, France. A fully 360-degree fortified town from the Napoleonic wars.

1815: Napoleon enters Paris after escaping from Elba, and begins 100-day rule in 1815.

1800: Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London in 1800.

1602: United Dutch East Indian Company forms in 1602.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 20

1984: Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer

1959: Sting, American wrestler

1957: Spike Lee, American actor, director, screenwriter, producer

1939: Brian Mulroney, Canadian politician 18th Prime Minister of Canada

1828: Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian poet, playwright, director

William Hurt was born.

Alka Yagnik was born.

Spike Lee was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 20

1925: George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, Governor-General of India

1897: Apollon Maykov, Russian poet

1793: William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge, politician

1726: Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, theologian

Henry IV of England died.

Khuswant Singh died.

Muhamad bin Tughlag died.


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