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The 20t o Mairch is the 79t day o the year (80t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 286 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1413 - Henry V o Ingland acomes King.
- 1498 - Portuguese seafarer Vasco da Gama reaches Calicut in the sooth o Indie.
- 1602 - The Dutch East Indie Company is foondit.
- 1852 - The novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" bi Harriet Beecher Stowe is published.
- 1861 - A major yirdquauk kills ower 6,000 fowk in Mendoza, Argentinae.
- 1890 - Leo von Caprivi replaces Otto von Bismarck as Chancellor o Germany.
- 1908 - A rebiggit version o the Reykjanesviti, Iceland's auldest lichthoose, comes intae use.
- 1913 - Passenger steamer "Koombana" sinks in a cyclone aff Wastren Australie, killin 138 fowk.
- 1915 - Albert Einstein publishes his general theory o relativity.
- 1956 - Tunisie gains unthirldom frae Fraunce.
- 1966 - The FIFA Warld Cup trophy is stolen in Ingland.
- 1995 - The Aum Shinrikyo cult carries oot the Tokyo Sarin Gas attack, killin 13 fowk.
- 2003 - The US/UK-led invasion o Iraq stairts.
- 2015 - Solar eclipse o Mairch 20, 2015: A solar eclipse is seen ower maist o Europe (incluidin Scotland), Northwast Asie, North Africae an the North Atlantic Ocean. Totality is ower the Faroe Islands an Svalbard.
- 2015 - Bomb attacks in Yemen kill ower 100 fowk.
- 2016 - US Preses Barack Obama stairts a historic visit tae Cuba.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 43 BC - Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17)
- 1142 - Malcolm IV o Scotland (d. 1165)
- 1811 - Napoleon II o Fraunce (d. 1832)
- 1828 - Henrik Ibsen, Norse playwricht an poet (d. 1906)
- 1875 - Jessie M. King, Scots illustrator (d. 1949)
- 1904 - B. F. Skinner, American psychologist, inventor an social filosofer (d. 1990)
- 1917 - Vera Lynn, Inglis sangster
- 1922 - Carl Reiner, American actor an film director
- 1939 - Brian Mulroney, 18t Prime meenister o Canadae
- 1945 - Tim Yeo, Inglish politeecian
- 1948 - John de Lancie, American actor, comedian an sangster
- 1950 - William Hurt, American actor
- 1956 - Catherine Ashton, Inglis politeecian
- 1957 - Spike Lee, American film director
- 1958 - Holly Hunter, American actress
- 1969 - Yvette Cooper, Breetish politeecian
- 1973 - Chris Stephens, Scots politeecian
- 1976 - Chester Bennington, American sangster (Linkin Park) (d. 2017)
- 1979 - Freema Agyeman, Breetish actress
- 1984 - Fernando Torres, Spainyie fitbawer
- 1986 - Kirsty Blackman, Scots politeecian
- 1991 - Lucie Jones, Welsh sangster, actress an model
- 1993 - Sloane Stephens, American tennis player
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1413 - Henry IV o Ingland (b. 1367)
- 1894 - Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian naitional hero (b. 1802)
- 1936 - Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, Scots politeecian, writer, jurnalist an adventurer (b. 1852)
- 1990 - Lev Yashin, Roushie fitbawer (b. 1929)
- 1993 - Polykarp Kusch, German pheesicist (b. 1911)
- 2004 - Queen Juliana o the Netherlands (b. 1909)
- 2013 - Zillur Rahman, Preses o Bangladesh (b. 1929)
- 2015 - Malcolm Fraser, 22nt Prime Meenister o Australie (b. 1930)
- 2017 - David Rockefeller, American banker, businessman an philanthropist (b. 1915)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Northren Ware Equinox
- Soothren Hairst Equinox
- Nowruz (Iranian Ne'er's Day)
- Baha'i Ne'er's Day
- Independence Day (Tunisie)
- Warld Francophone Day
- UN French leid Day
- Internaitional Day o Happiness
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