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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1978

US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2

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1978

Police's 1st US concert (NY's CBGBs)

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1979

John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston

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1979

Bob Dylan appears on SNL

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1979

John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1981

3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery

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1981

1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99

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1981

Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured

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1982

Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's

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1982

Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler

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1982

St Louis Cards beat Mil Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series

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1982

Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected

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1983

Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75

Death
1983

IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

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1984

Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed

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1984

Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

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1986

Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53

Death
1986

Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa

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1987

Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)

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1987

10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis

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1987

Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail

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1988

Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA

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1988

LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in World Series 4 games to 1

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1988

Dodgers win World Series, LA 1st to have both NBA and baseball champs as LA beats Oakland A's, 4 games to 1 in 85th World Series

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1988

Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated

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