On This Day

Historical Events on October 20 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 232 of 232

  • 1991 Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo

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1991 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna clinches his 2nd straight, and 3rd overall F1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1992 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • 1992 David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
  • 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 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
  • 2001 Despite 20-14 final round loss to Ireland in Dublin, England retains Six Nations Rugby Championship; set new records for points scored (229), tries scored (29) and overall points-difference (+149)
  • 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 Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 4/4 penalties as South Africa beats England, 15-6

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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
  • 2018 Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election
  • 2018 12,000 year old fossil called "Luzia", oldest known fossil in South America announced found mostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil's National Museum

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2018 President Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 All-England Lawn Tennis Club announces tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon
  • 2019 1st test flight New York to Sydney by a commercial airline a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner , takes 19 hours 42 minutes, landing in Sydney