A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 20th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s story about an African-American family enslaved in the Antebellum South was published.
On March 20, 1922, the USS Langley CV-1 was commissioned as the first American aircraft carrier in the US Navy.
On March 20, 1985, 29 year old Libby Riddles from Madison, Wisconsin became the first woman ever to win the premier sled dog mushing race, the famed Iditarod.
On March 20, 1985, Libby Riddles became the first female sled dog musher to win the grueling 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, truly one of the toughest races in the world. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On March 20, 2000, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin was arrested for shooting 2 police officers, killing one of them.
On March 20, 2013, Steam Early Access, an early access release platform by Valve Corporation where users can purchase in-development video games and play unfinished versions of the game while it is being developed, launched with 12 titles.
On March 20, 2015, John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group, the Boo Streaks, investigated the Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland.
On March 20, 2018, we were still recovering from screening the new horror/drama/thriller, Unsane, which premiered on Friday, March 23, 2018 across the United States.
On March 20, 2019, we took a plunge into one of the forbidden subjects, that of atheism.
On March 20, 2020, over thirty years after the U.S. presidential proclamation of March 1988 as “Women’s History Month,” various history themed YouTube Channels from around the world joined together to present a collaborative playlist of videos concerning notable women in not just U.S. but world history.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
You can also watch video versions of this article on YouTube.