Today in History
Listings for Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
- 1632 C. Wren --1723
- 1812 Austin Flint, 19th century pioneer in US heart research
- 1823 Thomas Hughes, British author (Tom Brown's School Days)
- 1854 Arthur Rimbaud
- 1865 A.P. Kotelnikov --1944
- 1874 Charles Ives, composer
- 1882 Bela Lugosi
- 1911 Will Rogers, Jr., actor, storyteller
- 1925 Art Buchwald
- 1931 Mickey Mantle
- 1953 Tom Petty
- 1972 Snoop Doggy Dogg
- Orionid meteor shower, radiant in Orion.
- 1600 Battle of Sekigahara, which established the Tokugawa clan as rulers of Japan (SHOGUN) until 1865 (basis of Clavell's novel).
- 1740 Maria Theresa becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
- 1803 the Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
- 1818 US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country.
- 1820 Spain gives Florida to the United States.
- 1906 Dr Lee DeForest gives a demonstration of his radio tube.
- 1944 MacArthur returns to the Phillipines, says "I have returned."
- 1979 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston.
That's all for today.