Today in world history-October 20

 

October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar.

There are 72 days staying until the end of the year. This date is marginally more prone to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday 58 times in 400 years each than on Sunday or Monday that is 57 times, and somewhat less inclined to happen on a Wednesday or Friday which is 56 times.

We have gather some of the events and name of some famous personalities around the world who born on this day the 20th October. Hope you will find it interesting.

October 20, 1097 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch during the First Crusade

October 20, 1536 King Christian III of Denmark & Norway leads reform in Catholic possessions

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October 20, 1603 Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed

October 20, 1740 Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor died (b. 1685)

October 20,1786 Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

October 20, 1803 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase

October 20,1818 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada

October 20, 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

October 20,1827 Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

October 20, 1864 US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday

October 20, 1935 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan’an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence

October 20, 1944 Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said “I shall return.”

October 20, 1947 The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry

October 20, 1964 The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, died in New York at age 90

October 20, 1968 Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

October 20, 1973 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

October 20, 2011 Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed by rebel troops in Surt, Libya, his hometown.

Births

1970 – Sander Boschker, Dutch footballer

1970 – Neil Heywood, English-Chinese businessman (d. 2011)

1970 – Aapo Ilves, Estonian poet and illustrator

1970 – Michelle Malkin, American blogger and author

1971 – Snoop Dogg, American rapper, producer, and actor

1971 – Dannii Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter and actress

1972 – Pie Geelen, Dutch swimmer

1972 – Will Greenwood, English rugby player and sportscaster

1972 – Brian Schatz, American academic and politician, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii

1974 – Bashar Rahal, Emirati-American actor and producer

1976 – Nikolaos Bacharidis, Greek footballer

1976 – Dan Fogler, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1976 – Nicola Legrottaglie, Italian footballer and manager

1977 – Matt Jansen, English footballer and manager

1977 – Leila Josefowicz, Canadian-American violinist

1977 – Erko Saviauk, Estonian footballer

1977 – Samuel Witwer, American actor and singer

1978 – Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

1978 – Paul Wilson, Scottish bass player and songwriter

1979 – Vasyl Baranov, Ukrainian footballer

1979 – Paul Ifill, English footballer

1979 – John Krasinski, American actor, director, and producer

1979 – Paul O’Connell, Irish rugby player

1979 – Paul Terek, American decathlete

1979 – Nargis Fakhri, American model and actress

1980 – Gary Jarman, English singer-songwriter and bass player

1980 – Niall Matter, Canadian actor

1980 – José Veras, Dominican baseball player

1981 – Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

1981 – Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer

1982 – Kristian Bak Nielsen, Danish footballer

1982 – Becky Brewerton, Welsh golfer

1982 – Katie Featherston, American actress

1983 – Flavio Cipolla, Italian tennis player

1983 – Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer

1983 – Michel Vorm, Dutch footballer

1983 – Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor and singer

1984 – Mitch Lucker, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

1984 – Florent Sinama Pongolle, French footballer

1985 – Jennifer Freeman, American actress

1985 – Alphonso Smith, American football player

1985 – James Sutton, English race car driver

1986 – Wanlop Saechio, Thai footballer

1986 – Elyse Taylor, Australian model

1987 – Raphael Hackl, German rugby player

1988 – Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player

1988 – Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer and actress

1988 – Candice Swanepoel, South African model

1989 – Jess Glynne, English singer-songwriter

1989 – Colin Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player

1990 – Sam Mataora, Cook Islands rugby league player

1992 – Mattia De Sciglio, Italian footballer

1992 – John Egan, Irish footballer

1992 – Liis Lemsalu, Estonian singer

1992 – Ksenia Semyonova, Russian gymnast

1992 – Ferhat Yazgan, Turkish footballer

1994Morgan Featherstone, Australian model.

 

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