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From: Jeffery G Scism <>
Subject: [BS-L] Today in History- October 20
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 18:30:47 -0700
Today in History
480 BC Greeks defeat the Persians in a naval battle at Salamis.
1587 In France, Huguenot Henri de Navarre routs Duke de
Catholic force at Coutras.
1709 Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy take Mons in the
1714 George I of England crowned.
1803 The US Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
1805 Austrian general Karl Mac surrenders to Napoleons army at
1818 The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel
boundary between Canada and the United States.
1870 The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, is burnt to the
ground by a
Franco-British expeditionary force.
1903 The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great
Britain and the
United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules
in favor of
the United States.
1904 Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the
1924 Baseballs first "colored World Series" is held in Kansas
1938 Czechoslovakia, complying with Nazi policy, outlaws the
Party and begins persecuting Jews.
1940 German troops reach the approaches to Moscow.
1944 U.S. troops and on Leyte in the Philippines, keeping
MacArthurs pledge that "I shall return."
1945 Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon form the Arab League to
unified front against the establishment of a Jewish state in
1947 The House Un-American Activities Committee opens public
alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. Among those
having un- American tendencies are: Katherine Hepburn, Charles
Edward G. Robinson.
1964 The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover,
died in New
York at age 90.
1967 Seven men were convicted in Meridian, Mississippi, of
civil rights of three murdered civil rights workers.
1968 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
1973 Arab oil-producing nations ban oil exports to the United
following the outbreak of Arab-Israeli war.
1973 In the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special
prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General
Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus
1977 Three members of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed
crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Mississippi.
1989 The Senate convicted US District Judge Alcee L. Hastings
and conspiracy, and removed him from office (the conviction was
Hastings was later elected to the US House of Representatives).
Born on October 20
1632 Sir Christopher Wren, astronomer and architect
1884 Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor, most famous for
1931 Mickey Mantle, baseball great who played for the New York
Jeff Scism, IBSSG
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