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Today In History - October 20th
YearHistoric Event
1600Battle of Sekigahara establishes Tokugawa clan as rulers of Japan (shoguns) until 1865 (basis of Clavell's novel).
1740Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria Hungary & Bohemia
1803Senate ratifies La Purchase.
1813Kingdom of Westphalia abolished.
1818US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country.
1820Spain sells (east) Florida to US for $5 million.
1903US wins disputed boundary between the District of Alaska & Canada.
1906Dr Lee DeForest gives a demonstration of his radio tube
1929Bayshore Highway opens (SF).
1944During WWII MacArthur goes to Phillipines saying `I have returned'
1946Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd Chicago Cards vs. N.Y. Giants.
1947The House Un-American Activities Committee opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in the Hollywood movie industry.
19601st fully mechanized post office opened Providence RI
1960Ralph Houk replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
196431st president of US Herbert Hoover died in NY at age 90.
1968Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
1972Harlow Shapley discoverer of the sun's position in the galaxy dies.
1973Sat Night Massacre Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox dismissed by Solicitor Gen Bork. AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned
197670 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
1979John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston.
1982Billy Martin fired as manager of the Oakland A's
1984Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick - 4 goals
1987Bernhard Goetz sentenced to six months in jail

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