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Once Upon A Time – March 20 – 2016 – Barack Obama Becomes 1st US President To Visit Cuba Since 1928

1602 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

1800 Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London

1815 Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule

1900 US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an ‘open door’ policy in China have essentially accepted his stand

1933 Dachau the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed

2016 Barack Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 3 day tour

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1952 24th Academy Awards: “An American in Paris”, Humphrey Bogart & Vivien Leigh win

Today in Music

1991 Michael Jackson signs $65M deal with Sony Records to produce 6 albums

Today in Sport

1973 Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death in a plane crash

1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published in Boston

2017 Indian rivers Yamuna and the Ganges declared “living entities” by court in the state of Uttarakhand

Famous Weddings

1848 King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez

1878 53rd UK Prime Minister Archibald Primrose (31) weds heiress Hannah de Rothschild (27) at the Board of Guardians in Mount Street, London

1934 Vietnam emperor Bảo Đại (20) weds empress Nam Phương (19) at the imperial city of Huế


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