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Events of the day 20 March


Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor.


Emperor Tenmu of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka.


Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.


The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.


Was born Mihai Ispirescu.

Charles W. Eliot1834:

Was born Charles W. Eliot.

Publius Ovidius Naso0043:

Was born Publius Ovidius Naso.

Burrhus Frederic Skinner1904:

Was born Burrhus Frederic Skinner.

Brendan Behan1964:

Has died Brendan Behan.

Ferdinand Foch1929:

Has died Ferdinand Foch.


Has died Ioanid Romanescu.


Has died Andrei Gheorghe.


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Phoenix bird

Phoenix bird

Quite often we hear around us being used the expression - "Reborn from the ashes as the Phoenix bird" and perhaps many times, we fail to make the connection between the depicted situation and expression – Phoenix bird. The word originates in the...

A priori - a posteriori

A priori - a posteriori

A priori - the term means before any experience, independent from any experience, from the earlier. This term is in close relationship with its opposite a posteriori , from experience, from the later. Both expressions are used in Philosophy and...

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