th is officially International Chef Day as well as Brandied Fruit Day.
Welcome to day 293 of 365! We’re only 72 days away from celebrating the new year… but it’s probably too early to be thinking about that yet.
People who were born on October 20
th share the Libra star sign.
If this day is your birthday or you simply want to know more about it, then you’ll enjoy these specially selected historical events from October 20
th in years gone by.
Did you know that on this day in 1975, the Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 went into Venus’ orbit? It was the first time in history that a human spacecraft had done so.
Keep reading for more facts about October 20
th in history! What Happened On October 20 In History?
The Lancet published a study that found pollution to be a contributing factor of 1 in 6 deaths worldwide.
The paper showed that in 2015, 9 million people died from pollution related conditions that range from asthma to cardiovascular disease.
Muammar Gaddafi and his son was killed by NTC forces after the Battle of Sirte.
The Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 went into Venus’ orbit – making it the first to do so.
The US Supreme Court ruled to allow teachers to spank students even against their parents’ wishes.
Queen Elizabeth II lead the Sydney Opera House’s grand opening.
The opera house was designed by Jørn Utzon and is now one of the most iconic buildings in the world.
The Return of the King, the third installment in The Lord of the Rings book series by J. R. R Tolkein, was published.
American pioneer aviator Noel Wien founded Alaska’s first airline, Wien Alaska Airlines Inc.
American suffragist Alice Paul was sentenced to seven months in prison for obstructing traffic in Washington caused by the Women’s Rights march she organized.
Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.
The announcement came after decisively winning the Gettysburg battle and Lincoln felt there was much to be grateful for.
British newspaper The Sunday Times was first published on this day.
Maria Theresa – the only female to rule the Habsburg Empire – became queen on this day following her father’s death.