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Notable Historical Events for March 20th

1942Gen MacArthur vows, "I shall return"

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

1994"Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 perfs

1937Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain

1990LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33

1815Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule

1990Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident

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

1988Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open

1973Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

March 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 20th

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

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

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)

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

1856Frederick Winslow Taylor, father of scientific management

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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