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March 20 : This Day In Mystery History

March 20 : This Day In Mystery History

March 20 1899
Martha M. Place, the first woman to be honored by a seat in the electric chair, dies at Sing-Sing Prison, executed for murder.

March 20 1928
Fred Rogers, born today in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

March 20 1960
South African police massacre 69 black civil rights demonstrators in Sharpeville incident, which moves African National Congress to abandon its policy of nonviolence.

March 20 1968
The U.S. goes off the gold standard, turning paper dollars into paper tigers.

March 20 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married in Gibraltar.

March 20 1995
Members of the Aum cult release Sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subway. Eleven people die and 5,500 are injured. The cult’s doctrine of “Poa” make mass murder the way to save their own souls. They had intended eventually to produce 70 tons of the gas.
Sarin Gas Attack Japan Aum Cult

March 20 1995
Last words of Thomas J. Grasso, executed in Oklahoma by lethal injection: “I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.”
Thomas Joseph GRASSO

March 20 1996
Erik and Lyle Menendez convicted of First Degree Murder. They killed their parents for their money, and then lied all about it.
Erik and Lyle Menendez

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