On this day: March 20

POSTED: 10:31 AM PDT Mar 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 19, 2016 

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 - BF Skinner
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1904: Burrhus Frederic "B. F." Skinner, the psychologist who invented the operant conditioning chamber, also known as the Skinner Box, and his own philosophy of science called radical behaviorism, is born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. He died of leukemia at age 86 on Aug. 18, 1990.


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