Today in History
TODAY is Friday, March 20, the 79th day of 2009. There are 286 days left in the year.
Highlights in history on this date:
* 1727 - Death of Sir Isaac Newton, British scientist and mathematician, noted for his discoveries including that of gravity.
* 1815 - Napoleon arrives back in Paris from Elba to reclaim power at the start of 'The Hundred Days' before defeat at Waterloo.
* 1846 - The foundation stone of Melbourne's Princes Bridge is laid.
* 1933 - First concentration camp is opened in Germany, at Dachau.
* 1945 - Death of Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, British editor and poet, whose close association with Oscar Wilde eventually led to the Irish writer's imprisonment for homosexual practices.
* 1964 - Death of Brendan Behan, Irish writer, drinker and one-time IRA member.
* 1969 - Beatle John Lennon weds Japanese artist Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
* 1982 - Australian film The Man From Snowy River premieres in Mansfield, Victoria.
* 1995 - A religious sect spreads nerve gas through Tokyo's crowded subway system, killing 12 and sickening more than 5,500. …