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
During An Shi Rebellion, Tang Dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptured Luoyang from the rebels.
Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed.
American Civil War: Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky’s Confederate government.
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.
Ukraine is declared a republic.
Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.
The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
Vietnam War: The Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
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.
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?
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge and baseball commissioner (d. 1944)
Alexandra Danilova, Russian ballerina (d. 1997)
Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman (d. 2011)
Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
Estelle Parsons, American actress
Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan)
Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist
Jason Thompson, Canadian actor
Margo Stilley, American actress
Mariko Hill, International cricketer
Who died on November 20?
King Edmund of East Anglia (b. 841)
Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (b. 1694)
Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)
John McEwen, Australian politician (b. 1900)
Marcel Dalio, French actor (b. 1900)
Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (b. 1926)
Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (b. 1958)
Roger Short, British statesman (b. 1944)
Ian Smith, Rhodesian politician (b. 1919)
Bennie Gonzales, American architect (b. 1924)
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