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On This Day — March 20th

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March 20th is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56). Typically the March equinox falls on this date, marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal point in the Southern Hemisphere.

Historical Events:

1616 – Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.

1815 – After 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.

1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.

1854 – The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.

1915 – Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.

Celebrity Births:

Singer Vera Lynn turns 101

President Trump’s Son Barron Trump turns 12

Director Spike Lee turns 61

Model Ruby Rose turns 32

Actress Holly Hunter turns 60

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3 Comments »

    • Neither are floods, chemical attacks, or assassinations of czars, but those end up on here too. 😉 It’s history, good or bad.

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