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Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease



Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 UTC

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October 20, 1944: Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said "I shall return."



October 20, 1947: The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry.









October 20, 1973: During the Watergate scandal, Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned and special prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed by President Nixon in what came to be known as the "Saturday Night Massacre."



October 20, 2011: Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is killed by rebel troops in Surt, Libya, his hometown.