THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/03


This day in #history 20/03

MARCH 20TH

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1944 – Mount Vesuvius, Italy, explodes

1951 – Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded

1956 – Tunisia gains independence from France

1957 – Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it

1986 – Jacques Chirac forms French government

1988 – Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.

1994 – Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa

2006 – Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1856 – Frederick Winslow Taylor, father of scientific management

1921 – Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow, Senegal, director general (UNESCO)

1957 – Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], Atlanta, Florida, American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)

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

1972 – Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)

1984 – Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1964 – Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

2010 – Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)

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One comment on “THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/03

  1. Pingback: THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: TUNISIA GAINS INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE (1956) | euzicasa

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