On This Day

Historical Events on March 20 (Part 2)

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

Film & TV History

2018 Actress Cynthia Nixon announces she will run for New York Governor

Meeting of Interest

2018 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House

  • 2019 Finland is the world's happiest country, South Sudan is world's least happy, according to annual World Happiness Report
  • 2019 Four men arrested in South Korea for secretly filming 1,600 hotel guests and selling the footage via a website
  • 2019 A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease has helped researchers identify molecules on the skin of people with the disease in Manchester, England

Film & TV History

2019 The Walt Disney Company acquires Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment business for $71 billion

  • 2019 Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts calls the state's flooding "the most widespread destruction we have ever seen in our state's history"
  • 2020 India hangs four men for 2012 gang rape and murder of woman on a bus in New Delhi, country's first hanging since 2013

Sports History

2020 After 20 years with the New England Patriots, six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady officially agrees to move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 2-year $50m guaranteed deal

  • 2020 Smoke from Australian bushfires killed more people than the fires - 417 vs 33 according to new study published in "Medical Journal of Australia"
  • 2021 Overseas spectators will not be allowed to attend the Tokyo Summer Olympics due to the pandemic Japanese organizers confirm
  • 2021 Severe one-in-a-hundred-year flooding in Sydney and the surrounding state of New South Wales prompts evacuation orders