October 20 in history


On October 20:

1632 Sir Christopher Wren, English architect, was born.

1740 Maria Theresa tookthe throne of Austria.

1859 US philosopher John Dewey was born.

1904 English actress Anna Neagle was born.

1932 William Christopher, US actor who played Father Mulcahy in M*A*S*H, was born.

The cast of M*A*S*H from Season 8 onwards (clockwise from left): Mike Farrell, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, David Ogden Stiers, Loretta Swit, Alan Alda, Harry Morgan.

1934 Japanese emporess Michiko was born.

1935 The Long March ended.

Overview map of the route of the Long March
Overview map of the route of the Long March

1941 Police shot Stan Graham who had been on the run for 12 days.

1950 US singer Tom Petty was born.

1968 Former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy  married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

1973 The Sydney Opera House opened.

Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

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