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 - Basic Instinct
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1992: The erotic thriller "Basic Instinct," starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone, premieres in theaters. Despite controversy due to its overt sexuality and graphic depiction of violence, it became one of the most financially successful movies of the 1990s, grossing $352 million worldwide.

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