March 20

March 20.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, March 20, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on March 20 surrounded events relating to the Linkoping Bloodbath, Founding of the Dutch East India Company, Release From Prison of Sir Walter Raleigh, 1760 Boston Fire, Beginning of the Hundred Days, Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Commissioning of the U.S. Navy's First Aircraft Carrier, Execution of Giuseppe Zangara, First Woman to Win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and Opening of Legoland California. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Sigismund III Vasa, Duke Charles, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Walter Raleigh, James I, Mary Jackson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kenneth Whiting, Anton Cermak, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Giuseppe Zangara, Libby Riddles and Ole Kirk Christiansen.

Linkoping Bloodbath - March 20, 1600: On this day in history, March 20, 1600, important events took place today in Linkoping, Sweden, surrounding the Linkoping Bloodbath. When Duke Charles deposed his nephew, King Sigismund III Vasa, as king of Sweden, Sigismund signed the Treaty of Linkoping and retreated to Poland. Duke Charles tried and executed several of Sigismund's nobles, five of whom were executed, by beheading, in the market square of Linkoping on March 20, 1600. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1600 were Sigismund III Vasa, Duke Charles. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Linkoping Bloodbath *** Date: March 20, 1600 *** Place: Linkoping, Sweden *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Founding of the Dutch East India Company - March 20, 1602: On this day in history, March 20, 1602, crucial events took place today in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic, relating to the Founding of the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch East India Company was founded, by Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, in Amsterdam on March 20, 1602. It was granted a twenty one year monopoly on the Dutch spice trade, by the Dutch government, and is generally regarded as the first transnational corporation. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1602 were Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Founding of the Dutch East India Company *** Date: March 20, 1602 *** Place: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic *** Category: Industry *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Release From Prison of Sir Walter Raleigh - March 20, 1616: On this day in history, March 20, 1616, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Release From Prison of Sir Walter Raleigh. Following his arrest in July 1603, Sir Walter Raleigh was charged with treason for his alleged role in the plot to replace King James I with Arabella Stuart. Having been found guilty, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London until his release on March 20, 1616. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1616 were Walter Raleigh, James I. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Release From Prison of Sir Walter Raleigh *** Date: March 20, 1616 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

1760 Boston Fire - March 20, 1760: On this day in history, March 20, 1760, important events took place today in Massachusetts, North America, surrounding the 1760 Boston Fire. A fire broke out, in the house of Mary Jackson in Boston, Massachusetts, in the early hours of March 20, 1760. The fire spread rapidly consuming approximately 350 buildings as well as several ships in the port. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1760 were Mary Jackson. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: 1760 Boston Fire *** Date: March 20, 1760 *** Place: Massachusetts, North America *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Beginning of the Hundred Days - March 20, 1815: On this day in history, March 20, 1815, significant events took place today in Paris, France, respecting the Beginning of the Hundred Days. Having escaped from exile on Elba, on the brig Inconstant, in February 1815, Napoleon marched to Paris where he arrived on March 20, 1815. Napoleon then governed for a period known as the Hundred Days. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1815 were Napoleon Bonaparte. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Beginning of the Hundred Days *** Date: March 20, 1815 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin - March 20, 1852: On this day in history, March 20, 1852, momentous events took place today in Massachusetts, USA, with regard to the Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin. American author Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti slavery novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly' was published on March 20, 1852, by John P. Jewett and Company in Boston, Massachusetts. It had previously been serialized in abolitionist newspaper 'The National Era'. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1852 were Harriet Beecher Stowe. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin *** Date: March 20, 1852 *** Place: Massachusetts, USA *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Commissioning of the U.S. Navy's First Aircraft Carrier - March 20, 1920: On this day in history, March 20, 1920, important events took place today in Virgina, USA, in respect of the Commissioning of the U.S. Navy's First Aircraft Carrier. The collier USS Jupiter was decommissioned in March 1920, and converted into an aircraft carrier. The carrier was renamed USS Langley and was recommissioned on March 20, 1922, under the command of Commander Kenneth Whiting. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1920 were Kenneth Whiting. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Commissioning of the U.S. Navy's First Aircraft Carrier *** Date: March 20, 1920 *** Place: Virgina, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of Giuseppe Zangara - March 20, 1933: On this day in history, March 20, 1933, important events took place today in Florida, USA, in respect of the Execution of Giuseppe Zangara. Following a failed attempt to assassinate President Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, which resulted in the death of Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, Giuseppe Zangara was charged with first degree murder and sentenced to death. He died in the electric chair on March 20, 1933, in Florida State Prison. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1933 were Anton Cermak, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Giuseppe Zangara. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Execution of Giuseppe Zangara *** Date: March 20, 1933 *** Place: Florida, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Woman to Win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - March 20, 1985: On this day in history, March 20, 1985, crucial events took place today in Alaska, USA, relating to the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. American dog musher Libby Riddles, born in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 1, 1956, became the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, on March 20, 1985. Her victory was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1985 were Libby Riddles. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race *** Date: March 20, 1985 *** Place: Alaska, USA *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of Legoland California - March 20, 1999: On this day in history, March 20, 1999, crucial events took place today in California, USA, relating to the Opening of Legoland California. Legoland California opened in Carlsbad, California on March 20, 1999. It was the first Legoland Park outside Europe and the third overall. The exhibits are all based on the toy bricks that were invented by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 20, 1999 were Ole Kirk Christiansen. Facts on this day in History March 20: Events on this day in history: Opening of Legoland California *** Date: March 20, 1999 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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