On This Day in History October 20, 2020

1803 – The U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France ratifying the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United State.

1962 – The White House press corps is told Pres. Kennedy has a cold, but in reality he is holding secret meetings on the eve of ordering a blockade of Cuba.

1968 – 21-year old Oregonian Dick Fosbury wins gold and sets a 7 feet 4 and ¼ inches Olympic record in the high jump with his famous Fosbury Flop technique.

1973 – Solicitor General Robert Bork dismisses Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, starting the “Saturday Night Massacre.”