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March 20: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 20

March 20th is Hufflepuff Pride Day and Snowman Burning Day.

Today is the 79th day of the year, and there are 286 days left of the year.

If you were born on March 20, your star sign is Pisces.

This day marked the birth of one of the world’s leading food restaurants, new legislation for LGBTQI+ rights, and a disastrous fire outbreak in one great American city. Find out about all that and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1930, Harland Sanders founded KFC? The world famous chicken was first sold from a petrol station in North Corbin, Kentucky.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 20th in history!

What Happened On March 20 In History?


Tiger King was released on Netflix.

This American true crime documentary miniseries was about the life of a zookeeper, Joe Exotic.

Researchers discovered molecules on people’s skin that are early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease, aided by a woman’s nose.

Scottish woman Joy Milne, who is capable of smelling Parkinson's disease, helped researchers discover the molecule at the University of Manchester.
Source BBC

Disney purchased 21st Century Fox for $71 billion USD.

The purchase was made to grow Disney's empire and take on Netflix in the world of online TV streaming.

The Gay Rights Anti-Discrimination Bill was passed in New York City, US.


Baseball player Roberto Clemente was elected to the Hall of Fame.

It was a posthumous honor as he tragically died in a plane crash just 11 weeks prior.
Source NY Times

The Civil and Women’s Rights Activist Dorothy Height wrote her first column in the African-American newspaper “New York Amsterdam News”.


The first newspaper from a vending machine was bought in Columbia, Pennsylvania.


Colonel Harland Sanders founded KFC in North Corbin, Kentucky.

OTD in 1930: Colonel Harland Sanders founded KFC in North Corbin

The Great Fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings.


The Dutch East India Company was established.

The company is believed to be the largest to ever have existed in recorded history.

Saturn, Jupiter and Mars came into alignment. Medieval scholars believed this phenomenon brought forth the Black Death.

OTD in 1345: Saturn
The Black Death was a pandemic which covered Europe, Middle East and Asia and killed around 25 million people.

Did you know that on this day, March 20th 1930, Harland Sanders founded KFC?