Historical Events for 20th March 2023

1627 – France and Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism
1774 – The British parliament passes first of the Intolerable Acts: the Boston Port Act, which closed Boston harbor until colonists would pay for damages following the Boston Tea Party
1868 – Jesse James Gang robs a bank in Russellville, Kentucky, of $14,000
1891 – 53rd Grand National: Irish jockey, trainer Harry Beasley wins aboard 4/1 Come Away
1900 – US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an ‘open door’ policy in China have essentially accepted his stand
1934 – American all-round female super athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias pitches a hitless inning for Philadelphia A’s in their exhibition pre-season baseball game against Brooklyn Dodgers
1956 – USSR performs nuclear test
1977 – Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
1994 – El Salvador’s 1st presidential election following 12-year-old civil war
2020 – After 20 years with the New England Patriots, six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady officially agrees to move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 2-year $50m guaranteed deal

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