Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 20

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This is a list of selected March 20 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 20, 2019 featured article or the March 20, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Nowruz in Iran, Central Asia, the Bahá'í Faith, and Zoroastrianism (2018) refimprove section
1600 – Five advisers to Polish–Swedish king Sigismund III Vasa were publicly executed, effectively ending his reign in Sweden. unreferenced section
1602 – The Dutch East India Company—the first company to issue stock, one of the first multinational corporations, and possibly the first megacorporation—was established. refimprove section
1815 – After escaping from exile in Elba, Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris, beginning the period known as the "Hundred Days". unreferenced section
1848 – Due to the European Revolutions, King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicated in favour of his son, Maximilian. refimprove
1854 – At a meeting in Ripon, Wisconsin, U.S., an anti-slavery political party decided to name itself the Republican Party. refimprove section
1883 – Eleven countries signed the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, one of the first intellectual property treaties. refimprove section
1995 – The Aum Shinrikyo sect carried out a poison gas attack on the Tokyo subway, killing 12 people and injuring thousands of others with sarin. refimprove
2003 – A U.S.-led coalition force invaded Iraq, beginning the Iraq War. globalize, summarize section'
2006Cyclone Larry made landfall in Far North Queensland, eventually causing nearly AU$1 billion in total damage and destroying over 80 percent of Australia's banana crop. refimprove section



March 20: March equinox (16:15 UTC, 2018); Independence Day in Tunisia (1956)

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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