Thursday, March 20, 2008

On this day

On March 20, ...
... 2008 (today), is celebrated Norooz, the Persian New Year, which corresponds with the arrival of the Vernal Equinox. (image credit) It's a public holiday in Iran, and in numerous countries in Central Asia, and is also celebrated in communities throughout the Persian diaspora.
... 1995, the release of nerve gas into the Tokyo subway system resulted in the deaths of a dozen persons and injuries to 4,700 others. The sarin attack was an act of domestic terrorism, committed by Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult.

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