eso ha pasado un 20 Octubre

1935 : End of the Long March of Mao

On October 20, 1935, Mao Zedong arrived in the Shensi Province, in north western China with 4,000 survivors and after 368 days of walking. They had fled the siege by nationalist more than a year earlier.

1944 : The Americans landed on the island of Leyte in the Philippines

On October 20, 1944, 100,000 American troops landed on the island of Leyte in the Philippines to prepare for the invasion of General MacArthur in the country. The battles on the island of Leyte were among the bloodiest of the war. The Battle in the Leyte Gulf, with the largest fleet that Japan assembled during the war, was extremely difficult but marked the beginning of the end for the Japanese army.

1973 : Opening of the Sydney Opera House

On October 20, 1973, the Sydney Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon was inaugurated. Its specific form makes it the symbol of the city. Today, 3000 events are presented each year in its various theater, concert or opera houses.

1976 : Ferry accident on the Mississippi River

On October 20, 1976, the MV George Prince ferry was struck by a Norwegian tanker and sank while it was crossing the Mississippi River in Louisiana. 78 people were killed. 7 years later, the crossing could be done through a bridge to be more than 3 km long, the Luling Bridge.

Actualidad del día : 20 Octubre

Mashujaa Day
October 20 is the Mashujaa Day in Kenya. Until 2010, this day was Kenyatta Day which celebrated the father of the nation, Jomo Kenyatta, first president of the country. Today, we celebrate the heroes who fought for independence in 1963.

Cita del día : 20 Octubre

Arthur Rimbaud
The only thing unbearable is that nothing is bearable.

Cumpleaños : 20 Octubre

Henry Temple, Lord Palmerston, Primer Ministro del Reino Unido (1784)
Arthur Rimbaud, Poeta francés (1854)
Charles Ives, Compositor estadounidense (1874)
Bela Lugosi, Actor húngaro (1882)
Margaret Dumont, Actriz americana (1882)
James Chadwick, Físico inglés, premio Nobel (1891)
Frederic Dannay (Ellery Queen), Escritor estadounidense (1905)
Jean-Pierre Melville, Director de cine francés (1917)
Art Buchwald, Humorista estadounidense (1925)
Roger Hanin, Actor francés (1925)
Jerry Orbach, Actor americano (1935)
Daniel Prévost, Actor francés (1939)
André Santini, Político francés (1940)
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Bióloga alemana, Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina (1942)
Claude Sérillon, Periodista francés (1950)
Danny Boyle, Director de cine inglés (1956)
Viggo Mortensen, Actor americano (1958)
Patrick Saint-Éloi, Cantante francés (Kassav) (1958)
David M. Evans, Director de cine americano (1962)
Sonia Dubois, Periodista francesa (1963)
Dannii Minogue, Cantante australiana (1971)
Nicola Legrottaglie, Futbolista italiano (1976)
John Krasinski, Actor y director de cine americano (1979)
Fabrice Jeannet, Esgrimista francés (1980)
Florent Sinama Pongolle, Futbolista francés (1984)
Ksenia Semenova, Gimnasta rusa (1992)

Nos han dejado un 20 Octubre

Richard Francis Burton, Explorador inglés (1890)
Arthur Henderson, Político escocés, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1935)
Herbert Hoover, 31o presidente de los Estados Unidos (1964)
Cassie Gaines, Cantante estadounidense (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1977)
Steve Gaines, Músico estadounidense (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1977)
Ronnie Van Zant, Cantante estadounidense (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1977)
Paul Dirac, Físico Inglés, Premio Nobel (1984)
Anthony Quayle, Actor inglés (1989)
Joel McCrea, Actor americano (1990)
Burt Lancaster, Actor americano (1994)
Bernard Fresson, Actor francés (2002)
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