On This Day: March 20 Nostalgia/All Nostalgia Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities By Justin, 20 March, 2018 03:46 About Justin Sharing my thoughts and opinions with you What do Michael Jackson, General Douglas Macarthur and Princess Anne have in common? A connection to March 20. Important events that shaped the worlds of science, transport and entertainment took place on March 20. Learn more here: Colonel Sanders and General McArthur Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London (1800). English explorer Matthew Flinders names the Spencer Gulf in South Australia (1802). The first flight from London to South Africa lands (it took six weeks) (1920). American fast-food restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in Kentucky (1930). US General Douglas Macarthur first makes his famous "I shall return" speech at Terowie, in South Australia (1942). An attempt is made to kidnap Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II (1974). Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' smash hit, I Love Rock 'n Roll, goes to No.1 for 7 weeks (1982). King of Pop Michael Jackson signs a $65 million, six-album deal with Sony records (1991). YsPeople is a community for the wise. You can voice your opinion on anything here. Simply sign in to post your poems, reviews, opinions and life stories via your unique member dashboard.