October 20

This Day in History

1973

Iconic Sydney Opera House Opens

On this day in 1973, the iconic Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Notably absent from the ceremony was the young Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who despite the remarkable … (more...)

1944

MacArthur Returns

On this day, American General Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, wading ashore Leyte Island. The son of an American Civil War hero, MacArthur served as chief U.S. military adviser to the … (more...)