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Monday, March 20, 2017

This was 79th day of the year and 286 days remained in the year.

in history
1602
The Dutch East India Company was established. During its 196-year history, it became one of the world's most powerful companies.
1727
English physicist/astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London at age 84.
1852
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published.
1969
1985
Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod.
1990
Namibia becomes an independent nation.
1995
Two members of the Japanese cult Aum Sinrikyo released poisonous gas in a Tokyo subway stop during rush hour, killing 12 people and sending over 5,000 to the hospital for treatment.
1999
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first to fly a hot-air balloon nonstop around the world.
2003
Ground troops entered Iraq and a second round of air strikes against Baghdad was launched.
March 20 Birthdays Henrik Ibsen Pronunciation: [hen´rik ib´sun]
1828–1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet.
B. F. Skinner psychologist
Bobby Orr hockey player
Spike Lee filmmaker
Alfonso Garcia Robles statesman, Nobel Prize winner
Holly Hunter actress
Frederick W. Taylor industrial engineer
Fred Rogers television personality
Carl Reiner actor, writer, director
William Hurt actor



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