Today in History- 20th March

International Events:

1602                 The Dutch East India Company was established.

1815                 Napoleon Bonaparte beginning his Hundred Days rule.

1916                 Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.

1966                 The Jules Rimet football World Cup stolen from an exhibition at Central Hall in Westminster, London.

1990                 Namibia becomes an independent nation.

1999                 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first to fly on a hot-air balloon around the world.


1727                 Sir Isaac Newton.