This was 294th day of the year and 72 days remained in the year.
October 20 in History
The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry.
During the Watergate scandal, Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned and special prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed by President Nixon in what came to be known as the "Saturday Night Massacre."
Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is killed by rebel troops in Surt, Libya, his hometown.
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