On this day: March 20

Published On: Mar 15 2013 12:31:10 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 20 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Napoleon returns to Paris, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, the Republican Party is born, John and Yoko get hitched, and Janis Joplin hits No. 1 posthumously, all on this day.

OTD March 20 - Spike Lee
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1957: Film director Spike Lee, best known for movies such as "Do the Right Thing," "Jungle Fever," "Malcolm X" and "He Got Game," is born Shelton Jackson Lee in Atlanta, Ga.

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