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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 - Patty Hearst
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1976: Patricia Hearst is convicted of armed robbery for her role in the hold up of a San Francisco Bank. Hearst had been kidnapped in February 1974 by the leftist group Symbionese Liberation Army and later announced she was joining the group of her own free will. She was sentenced to seven years in prison, although her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter and she was released in February 1979. In 2001, she received a full pardon from President Bill Clinton.

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