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It happened on a… October 20

2015

Migrants arriving in Greece top 500,00 for the year, according to the UN.

2011

The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte.

1977

Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashes.

1973

Queen Elizabeth II opens the Sydney Opera House.

OPEC oil embargo begins.

1968

Montreal Canadiens’ Jean Béliveau scores his 500th NHL goal.

1964

Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1963

South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy.

1961

Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau announces that Montreal will have its own subway system, the Metro, in 1966.

1957

Lester B. Pearson is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his aid in resolving the Suez Crisis.

1818

The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.

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