Historical Events In October - 20
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1988 Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA on this day in history.
1988 On October - 20 man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
1989 On this day in history anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
1990 Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84 on this day in history.
1992 On October - 20 orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
1993 On October - 20 james Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66
1994 Burt Lancaster, actor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80 on this day in history.
1995 Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75
2005 On this day in history hurricane Wilma enters the Mexican Caribbean, passing through Cozumel and then the Yucatán Peninsula, staying over Cancún for over 60 hours
2007 Georgia's governor Sonny Perdue declares state of emergency due to drought conditions on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history jungle (open) primary election are held for governor and the legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana.
2007 South Africa defeats England at the Rugby World Cup 2007 final in Stade de France, Paris on October - 20.
2007 On this day in history wildfires in Southern California result in the evacuation of more than 1,000,000 people and destroying over 1,600 homes and businesses.
2011 Basque separatist militant organisation ETA declares an end to its 43-year campaign of political violence, which has killed over 800 people since 1968 on October - 20.
2011 On October - 20 arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is killed in Sirte, with National Transitional Council forces taking control of the city, and ending the war.
2011 On this day in history 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.
2013 On this day in history 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria
2014 On this day in history joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia
2017 Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in report published in "The Lancet" on October - 20.
2018 Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election on October - 20.
2018 On October - 20 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
2018 On this day in history president Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms
2018 All-England Lawn Tennis Club announces tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon on October - 20.
2018 On this day in history 700,000 people march through central London demanding a second referendum on the final Brexit deal.
2018 On this day in history president Trump announces that the US will "terminate" the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty over alleged Russian violations.
2019 2019 Bolivian general election: Evo Morales defeated his nearest rival by 10%, but after multiple allegations of irregularities the Organization of American States said it had found "clear manipulations" of Bolivia's voting system; Morales called for a new election on October - 20.
2020 NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touches down on Bennu, becoming the agency's first probe to retrieve samples from an asteroid, with its cargo due for return to Earth in 2023 on this day in history.
2021 On this day in history brazilian Senate inquiry finds President Bolsonaro should face series of criminal charges, including crimes against humanity, for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic