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This Day in History: March 20

March 20: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1602 - The Dutch East India Company is established.
  2. 1760 - The "Great Fire" of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.
  3. 1916 - Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
  4. 1923 - The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
  5. 1964 - The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed onJune 14, 1962.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Ovid (Roman poet), Napoleon II (French emperor), B. F. Skinner (American psychologist and author), Alfonso García Robles (Mexican diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate), Lois Lowry (American author)

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