What happened this day in history November 20

What are the important events that happened on November 20? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 20: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 20 is the 324th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 41 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 7, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,340,640 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosatetragon’ day.

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 82 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,986 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 20 Historical Events

  • 762
    During An Shi Rebellion, Tang Dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptured Luoyang from the rebels.
  • 1695
    Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky’s Confederate government.
  • 1910
    Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosi, denouncing President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution.
  • 1917
    Ukraine is declared a republic.
  • 1945
    Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.
  • 1947
    The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.

Who were born on November 20?

  • 1866
    Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge and baseball commissioner (d. 1944)
  • 1903
    Alexandra Danilova, Russian ballerina (d. 1997)
  • 1912
    Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman (d. 2011)
  • 1917
    Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
  • 1927
    Estelle Parsons, American actress
  • 1965
    Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan)
  • 1966
    Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1976
    Jason Thompson, Canadian actor
  • 1982
    Margo Stilley, American actress
  • 1995
    Mariko Hill, International cricketer

Who died on November 20?

  • 869
    King Edmund of East Anglia (b. 841)
  • 1758
    Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (b. 1694)
  • 1945
    Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1980
    John McEwen, Australian politician (b. 1900)
  • 1983
    Marcel Dalio, French actor (b. 1900)
  • 1997
    Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2000
    Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (b. 1958)
  • 2003
    Roger Short, British statesman (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Ian Smith, Rhodesian politician (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Bennie Gonzales, American architect (b. 1924)

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