On This Day: October 20th
This is 294th day of the year and 72 days remain in the year.
The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry.
Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is killed by rebel troops in Surt, Libya, his hometown.
October 20 BirthdaysSir Christopher Wren1632–1723, English architect.
Mickey Mantlebaseball player
Jelly Roll Mortonmusician
Arlene Francisactor, TV personality
Snoop Doggy Doggrap artist
John Deweyphilosopher, educator
Elfriede Jelineknovelist and playwright