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Saturday, November 20, 2010

November 20 - This Day In History



This Day In History
Courtesy of
On-This-Day.com

November 20

1620 - Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay. White was the first child to be born of English parents in present-day New England.



1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.



1818 - Simon Bolivar formally declared Venezuela independent of Spain.



1873 - Budapest was formed when the rival cities of Buda and Pest were united to form the capital of Hungary.



1889 - Astronomer Edwin Hubble was born. Hubble discovered and developed the concept of an expanding universe. In 1924 he proved the existence of galaxies other than our own.



1901 - The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S.



1910 - Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in Mexico.



1925 - Robert Francis Kennedy was born in Brookline, MA.



1929 - The radio program "The Rise of the Goldbergs," later known as "The Goldbergs," made its debut on the NBC Blue Network.



1943 - During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.



1945 - 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.



1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey.



1959 - Britain, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden met to create the European Free Trade Association.



1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.



1962 - Mickey Mantle was named the American League Most Valuable Player for the third time.



1967 - The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, went past 200 million.



1969 - The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase out of the substance.



1970 - The majority in U.N. General Assembly voted to give China a seat, but two-thirds majority required for admission was not met.



1975 - After nearly 40 years of absolute rule Spain's General Francisco Franco died.



1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.



1983 - An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV movie "The Day After." The movie depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.



1986 - Dr. Halfdan Maher, the director of the World Health Organization, announced the first coordinated global effort to fight the disease AIDS.



1987 - Police investigating the fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station, said that arson was unlikely to be the cause of the event that took 31 lives.



1988 - Egypt and China announced that they would recognize the Palestinian state proclaimed by the Palestine National Council.



1989 - Over 200,000 people rallied peacefully in Prague, Czechoslovakia, demanding democratic reforms.



1990 - Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops into the country of Kuwait.



1990 - The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, FL, after completing a secret military mission.



1992 - A fire seriously damaged the northwest side of Windsor Castle in England.



1993 - The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.



1994 - The Angolan government and rebels signed a treaty in Zambia to end 19 years of war.



1995 - Princess Diana admitted being unfaithful to Prince Charles in an interview that was broadcast on BBC Television.



1998 - Afghanistan's Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven. Osama bin Laden had been accused of orchestrating two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and later terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.



1998 - Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.



2001 - The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy building by President George W. Bush. The event was held on what would have been Kennedy's 76th birthday.





Whose Birthday Is It?

Edwin Hubble 1889



Chester Gould 1900



Alistair Cooke 1908



Evelyn Keyes 1919



Beryl Sprinkel 1923



Robert F. Kennedy 1925



Kaye Ballard 1926



Estelle Parsons 1927



Richard Dawson 1932



Kim Weston 1939



Dick Smothers 1939



Norman Greenbaum 1942



Veronica Hamel 1943



Judy Woodruff 1946



Duane Allman 1946



John Walsh 1947



Richard Masur 1948



Bo Derek 1956



Jim Brown 1957



Sean Young 1959



Todd Nance 1962



Mike D. 1965



Sen Dog 1965



Ming-Na Wen 1967



Phife Dog 1970



Marisa Ryan 1974



Josh Turner 1977




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