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Know what happened on 20th March


Importance of 20th March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 20th March special in the world history.

1999
Bertrand Piccard (Switzerland) and Brian Jones (Britain) made the first non-stop hot-air balloon flight around the world
Switzerland
1983
Death of Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician .
Russian Federation
1969
British musician John Lennon (The Beatles) married Yoko Ono
Great Britain
1964
Death of Brendan Behan, playwright
Ireland
1956
Tunisia gains independence from France.
1934
Death of Queen Emma of the Netherlands
Netherlands
1933
Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, was completed. The first prisoners arrived two days later.
Germany
1933
Giuseppe Zangara was executed in Florida’s electric chair (‘Old Sparky’) for fatally shooting Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak on February 15th whilst attempting to assassinate President elect Franklin D Roosevelt.
United States
1917
Birth of the Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn
Great Britain
1916
Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.
United States
1908
Birth of Michael Redgrave, British actor .
Great Britain
1852
Uncle Tom's Cabin published.
United States
1828
Birth of Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright.
Norway
1809
Death of Mary Bateman, the Yorkshire Witch, executed for the murder of Rebecca Perigo. At her trial she claimed she was pregnant and the judge then ordered a panel of matrons from those present at the trial be assembled to examine her. Chaos ensued as the married ladies present desperately tried to leave the court to ensure they weren't chosen for the panel.
Great Britain
1707
Birth of Jedidiah Buxton a farm worker who although illiterate became a celebrated mental arithmetician.
Great Britain
1602
Dutch East India Company founded
Netherlands
687
Death of St Cuthbert, prior of Lindisfarne and Patron Saint of Northumbria
Great Britain
-43
Birth of Ovid, Greek poet.
Greece
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