On This Day: March 20th
This is 80th day of the year and 286 days remain in the year.
The Dutch East India Company was established. During its 196-year history, it became one of the world's most powerful companies.
English physicist/astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London at age 84.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published.
Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod.
Namibia becomes an independent nation.
Two members of the Japanese cult Aum Sinrikyo released poisonous gas in a Tokyo subway stop during rush hour, killing 12 people and sending over 5,000 to the hospital for treatment.
Ground troops entered Iraq and a second round of air strikes against Baghdad was launched.
March 20 BirthdaysHenrik IbsenPronunciation: [hen´rik ib´sun]
1828–1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet.
B. F. Skinnerpsychologist
Bobby Orrhockey player
Alfonso Garcia Roblesstatesman, Nobel Prize winner
Frederick W. Taylorindustrial engineer
Fred Rogerstelevision personality
Carl Reineractor, writer, director