March 20 in History
1815March 20, 1815:
Napoleon arrives in Paris, beginning the famous Hundred Days during which he would try to regain power as the Emperor of France.
1852March 20, 1852:
“Uncle Tom's Cabin”, the anti-slavery novel written by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe, is published.
1952March 20, 1952:
The musical comedy film, “An American in Paris” wins six awards at the 24th Academy Awards ceremony.
1967March 20, 1967:
The Supremes release the song, “The Happening”.
1969March 20, 1969:
1987March 20, 1987:
The US Food and Drug Administration approves azidothymidine (AZT) as the first drug to be used in treating AIDS.
1990March 20, 1990:
Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her back when an 18-wheeler rear-ends her tour bus.
1991March 20, 1991:
Michael Jackson signs a recording deal worth $65 million with Sony.
1999March 20, 1999:
Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard become the first aviators to make a nonstop circumnavigation of the earth by balloon.
2020March 20, 2020:
Country music star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes while under hospice care.