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 - Tokyo subway attack
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1995: In Tokyo, 13 people are killed and more than 1,000 others are sickened when packages containing the nerve gas sarin are released on five separate subway trains. The terrorists belonged to the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo. Six of the attack's perpetrators were sentenced to death and three more received life sentences.


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