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What Happened on November 20th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in Qatar. This is the first time the tournament will be held in the Middle East.
2015 Following a hostage siege, at least 19 people are killed in Bamako, Mali.
2003 After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.
1998 A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1998 The first space station module component, Zarya, for the International Space Station is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
1996 A fire breaks out in an office building in Hong Kong, killing 41 people and injuring 81.
1994 The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war. (Localized fighting resumes the next year.)
1993 Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
1993 Macedonia's deadliest aviation disaster occurs when Avioimpex Flight 110, a Yakovlev Yak-42, crashes near Ohrid, killing all 116 people on board.
1992 In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.
1991 An Azerbaijani MI-8 helicopter carrying 19 peacekeeping mission team with officials and journalists from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is shot down by Armenian military forces in Khojavend District of Azerbaijan.
1990 Andrei Chikatilo, one of the Soviet Union's most prolific serial killers, is arrested; he eventually confesses to 56 killings.
1989 Velvet Revolution: The number of protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia, swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.
1985 Microsoft Windows 1.0, the first graphical personal computer operating environment developed by Microsoft, is released.
1980 Lake Peigneur in Louisiana drains into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe had been drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine, eroding the edges of the hole.
1979 Grand Mosque seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from Pakistani special forces to put down the uprising.
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
1974 The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.
1974 The first fatal crash of a Boeing 747 occurs when Lufthansa Flight 540 crashes while attempting to takeoff from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, killing 59 out of the 157 people on board.
1969 Vietnam War: The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.
1969 Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971.
1968 A total of 78 miners are killed in an explosion at the Consolidated Coal Company's No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia in the Farmington Mine disaster.
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.
1959 The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by the United Nations.
1947 The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London.
1945 Nuremberg trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.
1943 World War II: Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) begins: United States Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.
1940 World War II: Hungary becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.
1936 José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, is killed by a republican execution squad.
1917 World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins: British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are later pushed back.
1910 Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosí, denouncing Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution.
1900 The French actress Sarah Bernhardt receives the press at the Savoy Hotel in New York at the outset of her first visit since 1896. She talked about her impending tour with a troupe of more than 50 performers and her plans to play the title role in Hamlet.
1873 Garnier Expedition: French forces under Lieutenant Francis Garnier captured Hanoi from the Vietnamese.
1861 American Civil War: A secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.
1845 Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata: Battle of Vuelta de Obligado.
1820 An 80-ton sperm whale attacks and sinks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi) from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick was in part inspired by this incident.)
1815 The Second Treaty of Paris is signed, returning the French frontiers to their 1790 extent, imposing large indemnities, and prolonging the occupation by troops of Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia for several more years.
1805 Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, premieres in Vienna.
1789 New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1776 American Revolutionary War: British forces land at the Palisades and then attack Fort Lee. The Continental Army starts to retreat across New Jersey.
1739 Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
1695 Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho.
1441 The Peace of Cremona ends the war between the Republic of Venice and the Duchy of Milan, after the victorious Venetian enterprise of military engineering of the Galeas per montes.
1407 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, agree to a truce, but Burgundy would kill Orléans three days later.
1194 Palermo is conquered by Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor.
762 During the An Shi Rebellion, the Tang dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptures Luoyang from the rebels.
284 Diocletian is chosen as Roman emperor.
Famous People Born on November 20

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Year Name
1977 Josh Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1949 Juha Mieto, Finnish cross-country skier
1885 Kaarlo Vasama, Finnish gymnast (d. 1926)
1988 Roberto Rosales, Venezuelan footballer
1911 David Seymour, Polish photographer (d. 1956)
1739 Jean-François de La Harpe, French writer and literary critic (d. 1803)
1715 Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
1896 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish screenplay writer (d. 1944)
1882 Ernestas Galvanauskas, Lithuanian engineer and politician (d. 1967)
1987 Andrew Driver, English footballer
Famous People Deaths On November 20

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Date Name
1975 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1892)
1518 Pierre de la Rue, Belgian singer and composer (b. 1452)
1480 Eleanor of Scotland, Scottish princess (b. 1433)
1400 Elisabeth of Moravia, margravine of Meissen
1983 Marcel Dalio, French actor and playwright (b. 1900)
1559 Lady Frances Brandon, English noblewoman and claimant to the throne of England (b. 1517)
1934 Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1872)
1933 Augustine Birrell, British politician (b. 1815)
1994 Jānis Krūmiņš, Latvian basketball player (b. 1930)
1976 Trofim Lysenko, Ukrainian-Russian biologist and agronomist (b. 1898)