October 20: MacArthur Returns!
OCTOBER 20, 1944: MACARTHUR RETURNS!
Fulfilling a promise made two years’ previously, General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore on Leyte Island, the Phillipines. Plus, pirates Calico Jack and Anne Bonny are captured, the US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase, Nixon fires the Watergate special prosecutor, the Sydney Opera House opens, and a plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes.
October 20 is the birthday of Mickey Mantle, Bela Lugosi, Tom Petty, and Keith Hernandez; explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, Keller companion Anne Sullivan, and US President Herbert Hoover died.
October 20 is Mashujaa Day in Kenya, Revolution Day in Guatemala, and National Office Chocolate Day in the US. Depending on who’s writing, October birthstones are opals, aquamarines, tourmalines, and coral; the birth flower is marigold, and the birth tree is ivy. In traditional astrology, October 20 is in Libra; in sidereal astrology it’s Virgo.
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