11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 20th March

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1727 - Sir Isaac Newton dies in London, at the age of 84

2. 1960 - Elvis Presley makes his first post-Army recording

3. 1966 - The World Cup is stolen while on exhibition in London

4. 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married in Gibraltar

5. 1974 - Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips escape an apparent kidnap attempt

6. 1988 - Mike Tyson knocks-out Tony Tubbs in 2 rounds for the Heavyweight Boxing crown

7. 1990 - Namibia gains independence, ending 75 years of South African rule

8. 1993 - One boy dies and more than 50 people are injured as two bombs explode in the centre of Warrington

9. 1995 - At the height of morning rush hour, terrorists from the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult converge at the Kasumigaseki subway station in Tokyo and release lethal sarin gas into the air

10. 1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to fly a hot-air balloon non-stop around the world

11. 2003 - American missiles hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, signalling the start of the US-led campaign to topple Saddam Hussein

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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