This Date in History Calender- October 20

In China, Foreign Affairs, History, literature, U.S Presidents, World War II on October 20, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, Wikipedia, History Channel

1935: The historic “Long March” led by Communist Party of China (CPC) leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enali, to help them and communist forces avert defeat at the hands of the ruling Nationalist forces of Chaing Kai-Shek by traveling with countless other revolutionaries on foot across vast distances of China and engaging in battle at times with Nationalist forces, comes to an end.

1941: Viciousness and brutality are put on display when thousands of civilians in Nazi German occupied Serbia during World War II, are slaughtered in the town of Kraguvejevac massacre.

1947: Fear and suspicion permeate throughout Hollywood and emanate from Washington DC, when the powerful and stridently anti-communist House on Un- American Activities Committee (HUAC), begins its investigation into alleged Communist infiltration in Hollywood amongst film stars, writers, directors, and other show business figures. Eventually after lengthy questioning and intimidation, and damaged reputations, a black list was produced and a great many were ostracized by the Hollywood community and were unable to find work for several years.

1953: Musician Tom petty of Tom petty and the Heartbreakers is born.

1955: JRR Tolkien’s “Return of the King” the last edition in his Lord of the Rings saga, is published.

1967: Years after a horrific triple murder of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwarner, and James Chaney in Mississippi, four members of the Ku Klux Klan are convicted of conspiracy in that case which made headlines and became one of the most henious and famous murders against those in the Civil rights movement.

1968: Nearly five years after the tragic and stunning murder of her husband U.S President John F Kennedy, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, weds Greek shipping Maginot and billionaire Aristotle Onassis.

1973: U>s President Richard Nixon in an attempt to thwart the WaterGate investigation ends up firing special WaterGate Prosecutor Archibald Cox. U.S Attorney General Elliot Richardson would resign in protest and Deputy Assistant Attorney General William Ruuklehous was fired. The incident would become known as the Saturday Night Massacre.


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