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Historical Events on March 20

  • Dutch East India Company


    The Dutch East India Company is established.

  • Republican Party (United States)


    The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.

  • Albert Einstein


    Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.

  • World War II


    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".

  • The Troubles


    The Troubles: The first Provisional IRA car bombing in Belfast kills seven people and injures 148 others in Northern Ireland.

  • Ferdinand Marcos


    Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.

  • The Troubles


    The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb kills two children in Warrington, England. It leads to mass protests in both Britain and Ireland.

  • 2003 invasion of Iraq


    Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq.

  • Taliban


    Four suspected Taliban members attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least nine people.