Historical Events on October 20 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 223 of 223

  • 1992 Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
  • 1993 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • 1995 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • 1995 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • 1996 "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1996 Annika Sörenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 1996 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
  • 1996 Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
  • 1997 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • 1997 US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers

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1998 Comedian Richard Pryor is awarded the 1st ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humour

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 2004 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3
  • 2007 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis

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2011 The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 2013 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria
  • 2013 37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

  • 2013 78 people are killed by cattle raiders in Jonglei, Sudan

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2014 Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • 2014 Laquan McDonald (17) is shot dead by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while jaywalking, the murder caught on video footage
  • 2015 Migrants arriving in Greece top 500,00 for the year, according to the UN

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2015 US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • 2017 Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in report published in "The Lancet"
  • 2017 "Coco" Pixar animated film, the first nine-figure budget film with all-Latino cast premieres at Morelia film festival