1345 - According to scholars at the University of Paris,
the Black Death was created today, from what they called "a
triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th
degree of Aquarius, occurring on the 20th of March 1345."
Actually, the bubonic plague came from infected fleas from
sickened and dead rats.
1602 - The Dutch East India Company was established.
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel, Uncle
Tom's Cabin, was published.
1854 - In Ripon, Wisconsin, former members of the Whig Party
formed the Republican Party.
1900 - Nikola Tesla received a US Patent (#645,576) for the
wireless transmission of electric power.
1916 - Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
was published in Annalen der Physik.
1961 - #1 Hit March 20, 1961 - April 2, 1961: Elvis Presley
1971 - #1 Hit March 20, 1971 - April 2, 1971: Janis Joplin
- Me and Bobby McGee
1982 - Rock Guitarist Randy Rhodes died in a plane crash.
1982 - #1 Hit March 20, 1982 - May 7, 1982: Joan Jett and
the Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
1985 - Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the 1,135-mile
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
1987 - The FDA approved the sale of AZT (azidothymidine)
1995 - The Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) cult released Sarin
gas into the Tokyo subway system, killing a dozen people and
2010 - #1 Hit March 20, 2010 - March 26, 2010: Taio
Cruz featuring Ludacris - Break Your Heart