Today in History
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  We know of 7 events of note in literature and the arts that occurred on March 20:
  • 1963 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (New York NY)
  • 1964 Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41
  • 1988 David Henry Hwang's "M Butterfly", premieres in New York NY
  • On this day in 1727, Sir Isaac Newton died at 84.
  • Spike Lee, director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), was born on this day in 1957.
  • The seminal figure of modern drama, the Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen, was born on this day in 1828.
  • Walter Raleigh was released on this day from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana (1616).