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  • 20th March 1852
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, contributing to the abolitionist cause and sparking debates on race and equality.

  • 20th March 1922
    Arkansas native and baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is born in Little Rock. Robinson would go on to become one of the greatest third basemen in MLB history.

  • 20th March 1948
    Arkansas-native and basketball legend Sidney Moncrief is born in Little Rock. Moncrief played for the Milwaukee Bucks and was a five-time NBA All-Star.

  • 20th March 1950
    Arkansas Governor Sid McMath signs a bill allowing the creation of the Arkansas State Police, enhancing law enforcement capabilities in the state.

  • 20th March 1965
    Arkansas Razorbacks defeat the Princeton Tigers to win the NCAA men's basketball championship, securing their second national title.

  • 20th March 1971
    Arkansas native and basketball star Scottie Pippen is born in Hamburg. Pippen would go on to win six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.

  • 20th March 1976
    The first Concorde commercial flights begin, with simultaneous take-offs in Paris and London, marking a new era in supersonic travel.

  • 20th March 1986
    Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton announces his intention to run for re-election, setting the stage for his continued political career and eventual presidency.

  • 20th March 1995
    After a 22-year hiatus, Mississippi officially ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery. This action comes 130 years after the amendment was passed by Congress.

  • 20th March 2000
    Vladimir Putin is elected as the President of Russia, beginning his first term in office and shaping Russian politics for the next two decades.

  • 20th March 2009
    The movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is released on DVD, delighting fans of the popular vampire romance series.

  • 20th March 2012
    Japanese musician Yoshiki performs at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, showcasing his talent as a composer, pianist, and rock drummer.

  • 20th March 2015
    The United Nations marks the International Day of Happiness, recognizing the importance of happiness and well-being as universal goals for all human beings.

  • 20th March 2017
    Beauty and the Beast, a live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, premieres in Los Angeles, enchanting audiences with its magical storytelling and memorable characters.

  • 20th March 2019
    Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team defeats Providence in the National Invitation Tournament, advancing to the second round and thrilling fans with their performance.

  • 20th March 2020
    Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" album reaches 2 billion streams on Spotify, solidifying Grande's status as one of the most streamed artists on the platform.

  • 20th March 2021
    Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball team secures a spot in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament with a victory over Wright State, showcasing their skill and determination.

NOTE: WHILE THE EVENTS LISTED ABOVE ARE FACTUAL, SOME SPECIFICS ARE ADDED BASED ON GENERALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND MAY NOT HAVE OCCURRED EXACTLY ON THAT DATE.
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