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On this day: March 20

POSTED: 10:31 AM PDT Mar 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 19, 2014 

Napoleon returns to Paris, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, the Republican Party is born, John and Yoko get hitched, and Janis Joplin hits No. 1 posthumously, all on this day.

OTD March 20 - Walter Raleigh
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1616: Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment for allegedly being involved in a plot against King James I. Released in order to conduct a second expedition to Venezuela in search of El Dorado, his reprieve would be short lived. Upon returning to England, he was imprisoned at the behest of Spain over an attack his men made on a Spanish outpost during the expedition. Raleigh was beheaded on Oct. 29, 1618.

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