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Notable Historical Events for March 20th

1942Gen MacArthur vows, "I shall return"

1906George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

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

200216th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins

1616Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

1852Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published (Boston)

1890German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck

1968LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money

1965Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

1983Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

March 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 20th

1928Fred Rogers, Latrobe PA, children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood)

1957Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], Atlanta, Florida, American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)

1922Carl Reiner, Bronx, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show)

1939Brian Mulroney, Baie-Comeau Quebec, (P-C) 18th PM of Canada (1984-93)

1948Bobby Orr, Parry Sound, Ontario, HOF NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins)

1963David Thewlis, Blackpool, Lancashire, English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series)

March 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 20th

1976Rocker Alice Cooper (28) weds choreographer Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco, Mexico

1969Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

March 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 20th

1964Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

1568Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, dies at 77

March 20th Deaths
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