The Daily News | October 20

Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd killed in a plane crash, 1977
OPEC embargo, 1973
Cork-center baseball first used in a World Series (Chicago), 1980
Oakland California fire, 1991
Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia, 1740
Zurich ALGOL report published, 1958
49th parallel established as the border between US and Canada, 1818
Lydia Maria Child, writer, died, 1880
General Douglas MacArthur returned to Philippines as promised, 1944
Pike’s Peak Railroad completed, 1890
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Socrates Onassis, 1968
Moscow soccer tragedy (340 killed), 1982
“Saturday Night Massacre” (turning point in Watergate affair), 1973
“The Six Million Dollar Man” debuted, 1973
US Senate removed US District Judge Alcee L. Hastings from office, 1989
US Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase, 1803
Seven Ku Klux Klan members convicted of conspiracy in three murders, 1964
First astronomical field expedition in US, 1786
US Continental Congress passed a law forbidding horse racing, plays, etc, 1774
Charles Dudley Warner, US newspaperman, died, 1900
Eugene Victor Debs, founder of the Social Democratic Party of America, died, 1926
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” released, 1975
105 yd kick-off return (Frank Seno of Chicago Cardinals vs. New York Giants), 1946
Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st US president, died, 1964
Norwegian tanker Frosta collided with ferryboat George Prince north of New Orleans (70 died), 1976
Germany accepted Woodrow Wilson’s terms to end WWI, 1918