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OCTOBER 20

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Kenya: Kenyatta Day
(Observed annually on Oct 20 to commemorate Jomo Kenyatta, first Kenyan President after independence)
Jomo Kenyatta U.S. Department of State
1825 Daniel Sickles (New York City-born Politician, Soldier, Diplomat) New York City Political and Social Leaders U.S. Civil War
1890 Sherman Minton (Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Indiana Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1799 James Iredell (English-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) English Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1964 Herbert Hoover (Iowa-born 31st President of the United States) Herbert Hoover The American Presidency
1983 Maurice Bishop (President of Grenada, Assassination) Grenada Death BBC
2011 Muammar Gaddafi (Libyan Dictator Killed by Revolutionary Soliders) Muammar Gaddafi Death
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1518 Martin Luther Flees Augsburg, Germany on Threat of Arrest by Cardinal Cajetan Martin Luther Catholicism Concordia
1790 Miami Chief Little Turtle Routes U.S. Militia Near Present-Day Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana Miami Indians War Death Ohio Historical Society
1803 The U.S. Senate Ratifies the Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Purchase The United States Senate Library of Congress
1807 Aaron Burr Is Acquitted of Treason Aaron Burr Law and Legal Resources Texas State Historical Association
1812 Northwestern Brigade of Virginia Militia Begins March through Ohio to Reinforce the Army of General William Henry Harrison Virginia Military Figures West Virginia Military Figures Ohio William Henry Harrison War of 1812 West Virginia State Archives
1818 Great Britain and U.S. Sign Treaty of Joint Occupation of Oregon Great Britain Canada Alaska Oregon Washington HistoryLink
The Northern Boundary of the U.S. Is Set At the 49th Parallel of Latitude from Lake of the Woods, Minnesota to the Rocky Mountains The United States Canada Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1827 Greek War of Independence: British/French/Russians Destroy Entire Ottoman/Egyptian Fleet Greece Great Britain France Russia Turkey Egypt Naval History Houghton Mifflin
1832 Chickasaw Indians Sign Treaty of Pontotoc Ceding All Land East of the Mississippi to the U.S. Chickasaw Indians Historic Documents Alabama
1835 The Mayor of Las Trampas, New Mexico Distributes Land Parcels to 75 Families New Mexico National Historic Landmarks Program New Mexico Magazine
1863 Federal Forces Capture British Blockade Runner Martha & Confederate Schooner Ann of Nassau Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Society
1892 The City of Chicago Dedicates the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago U.S. History Writer's Almanac
1903 Joint Commission Ruling Favors U.S. in Alaskan/Canadian Boundary Dispute Canada Alaska Law & Legal Resources New York Times
1944 Yugoslavian Cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik Are Liberated Yugoslavia World War II New York Times
MacArthur Arrives in the Philippines, 2 1/2 Years After Saying, ''I shall return.'' Philippines General Douglas MasArthur World War II History Channel
1947 U.S. Congress Investigates Communists in the American Film Industry House of Representatives Film McCarthyism The Cold War History Channel
1962 Chinese Launch Offensive Against Indian Posts Along the Himalayan Border China India War Global Security
1968 Jacqueline Kennedy Marries Greek Shipping Magnate Aristotle Onassis Greece Jacqueline Kennedy New York Times
1971 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt Selected as Nobel Laureate for Peace Germany 1971 Nobel Peace Prize
1973 President Nixon Fires Key Watergate Investigators Watergate New York Times
1983 Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, Is Assassinated Grenada Death BBC
1986 Yitzhak Shamir Replaces Shimon Peres As Israeli Prime Minister Israel Israeli Knesset
2007 In Louisiana, Bobby Jindal Is the First Indian-American Elected as Governor of Any U.S. State India Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts CNN
2011 Revolutionary Soliders Kill Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi Muammar Gaddafi Death

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