Monday, March 20, 2017
History for March 20 - On-This-Day.com:
Henrik Ibsen 1828, Frederick Winslow Taylor 1856, B.F. Skinner 1904
Ozzie Nelson 1906, Fred "Mr." Rogers 1928, Holly Hunter 1958 - Actress
1792 - In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approved the use of the guillotine.
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life Among the Lowly," was first published.
1854 - The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 50 slavery opponents began the new political group.
1922 - The USS Langley was commissioned. It was the first aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy.
1933 - The first German concentration camp was completed at Dachau.
1976 - Patricia Hearst was convicted of armed robbery for her role in the hold up of a San Francisco Bank.
1985 - Libby Riddles won the 1,135-mile Anchorage-to-Nome dog race becoming the first woman to win the Iditarod.
1995 - In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others were sickened when packages containing the nerve gas Sarin was released on five separate subway trains. The terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult in Japan.