20 October It Happened Today


1822  The first edition of the Sunday Times is published in Britain.

1884  Birth of Bela Lugosi,  hungarian born actor famous for his roles in horror films.

1890  Sir Richard Burton, explorer and soldier, dies aged 69.

1943  The UN War Crimes Commission is formed.

1944  The US First Army gains control of the German city of Aachen. This is the first major German city to fall to the Allies as the Third Reich crumbles.



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