Today in history – March 20, 2020

1760 – The Great Boston Fire of 1760 destroys 349 buildings.

1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.

1854 – The Republican Party is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.

1915 – Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.

1933 – Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

2003 – In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.