Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2009. There are 72 days left in the year.
On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2 ½ years after he said, “I shall return.”
ON THIS DATE
In 1967, seven men were convicted in Meridian, Miss., of violating the civil rights of three slain civil rights workers.