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  • Yorktown, Virginia, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 20, 1781

    George Washington

    Siege of Yorktown ended

    Yorktown, Virginia, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 20, 1781

    The siege ended with a British surrender on October 19, 1781; over 7,000 British soldiers were captured, in the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War.




  • Central Europe
    Sunday Oct 20, 1805

    Napoleon

    Ulm Campaign ended

    Central Europe
    Sunday Oct 20, 1805

    The Ulm Campaign is generally regarded as a strategic masterpiece and was influential in the development of the Schlieffen Plan in the late 19th century.




  • South Africa
    Friday Oct 20, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Boer guns began shelling the British camp

    South Africa
    Friday Oct 20, 1899

    Boer guns began shelling the British camp from the summit of Talana Hill at dawn on 20 October. Penn Symons immediately counter-attacked: his infantry drove the Boers from the hill, for the loss of 446 British casualties, including Penn Symons.




  • Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Kharkov, Ukraine)
    Monday Oct 20, 1941

    World War II

    First Battle of Kharkov

    Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Kharkov, Ukraine)
    Monday Oct 20, 1941

    By 20 October the Germans had reached the western edge of Kharkov, it was taken by 24 October. At that time, however, most of Kharkiv's industrial equipment had been evacuated or rendered useless by the Soviet authorities.




  • La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    Diego Maradona

    ِDebut for Argentinos Juniors

    La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday.




  • Hong Kong
    Monday Oct 20, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Stock markets became more and more volatile

    Hong Kong
    Monday Oct 20, 1997

    Stock markets became more and more volatile; between 20 and 23 October the Hang Seng Index dropped 23%.




  • London, England
    Thursday Oct 20, 2005

    David Cameron

    The Second Ballot of Conservative MPs

    London, England
    Thursday Oct 20, 2005

    In the second ballot on 20 October 2005, Cameron came first with 90 votes; David Davis was second, with 57; and Liam Fox was eliminated with 51 votes. All 198 Conservative MPs voted in both ballots.


  • C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    His First Champions League Goal For Barcelona

    C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

    On 20 October, he scored his first Champions League goal for Barcelona in a group stage match against Rubin Kazan.


  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday Oct 20, 2016

    Francesco Totti

    100th appearance in UEFA club competitions

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday Oct 20, 2016

    On 20 October, Totti made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competitions, setting up two goals in a 3–3 home draw against Austria Wien in the Europa League.


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