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March 20: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On March 20, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 79th day, March 20th, commemorates the founding of the Republican Party of the United States and the publication of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Pisces is the zodiac sign for March 20. Bobby Orr, Holly Hunter, and Kathy Ireland all have March 20th birthdays. French Language Day, International Day of Happiness, National Proposal Day, and the Spring Equinox all fall on March 20th.

Event

(March 20, 1995)
On this day in 1995, top leaders of AUM Shinrikyo (Japanese: "AUM Supreme Truth"), a Japanese Buddhist cult formed in 1987 by Asahara Shoko, sprayed nerve gas into a Tokyo subway, killing 12 people and wounding tens of thousands more.

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(March 20, 1999)
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones were the first aviators to round the globe nonstop by balloon as they soared past longitude 9°27′ W above Mauretania; they landed the next day in Egypt.

(March 20, 1999)
The first Legoland outside of Europe, Legoland California, debuts in Carlsbad, California.

(March 20, 2015)
Malcolm Fraser, an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister from 1975 to 1983, died at the age of 84.

(March 20, 2020)
Kenny Rogers, an American country music artist whose classics included Lady and The Gambler, died at the age of 81.

(Died on March 20, 2020)
Kenny Rogers, American singer (b. 1938).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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