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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.

Novità del giorno : 20 Ottobre

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.

Citazione del giorno : 20 Ottobre

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

Compleanni : 20 Ottobre

Henry Temple, Lord Palmerston, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1784)
Arthur Rimbaud, Poeta francese (1854)
Charles Ives, Compositore americano (1874)
Bela Lugosi, Attore ungherese (1882)
Margaret Dumont, Attrice americana (1882)
James Chadwick, Fisico inglese, premio Nobel (1891)
Frederic Dannay (Ellery Queen), Scrittore americano (1905)
Jean-Pierre Melville, Regista francese (1917)
Art Buchwald, Humorista americano (1925)
Roger Hanin, Attore francese (1925)
Jerry Orbach, Attore americano (1935)
Daniel Prévost, Attore francese (1939)
André Santini, Uomo politico francese (1940)
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Biologa tedesca, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1942)
Claude Sérillon, Giornalista francese (1950)
Danny Boyle, Regista inglese (1956)
Viggo Mortensen, Attore americano (1958)
Patrick Saint-Éloi, Cantante francese (Kassav) (1958)
David M. Evans, Regista americano (1962)
Sonia Dubois, Giornalista francese (1963)
Dannii Minogue, Cantante aust (1971)
Nicola Legrottaglie, Calciatore italiano (1976)
John Krasinski, Attore e regista americano (1979)
Fabrice Jeannet, Schermidore francese (1980)
Florent Sinama Pongolle, Calciatore francese (1984)
Ksenia Semenova, Ginnasta russa (1992)

Ci hanno lasciato un 20 Ottobre

Richard Francis Burton, Esploratore inglese (1890)
Arthur Henderson, Politico scozzese, Nobel per la Pace (1935)
Herbert Hoover, 31o presidente degli Stati Uniti (1964)
Cassie Gaines, Cantate americana (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1977)
Steve Gaines, Musicista americano (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1977)
Ronnie Van Zant, Cantante americano (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1977)
Paul Dirac, Fisico inglese, premio Nobel (1984)
Anthony Quayle, Attore inglese (1989)
Joel McCrea, Attore americano (1990)
Burt Lancaster, Attore americano (1994)
Bernard Fresson, Attore francese (2002)
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