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 325th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 41 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 7, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,605,830,400 seconds 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 ‘trihectaicosapentagon’ day.

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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 84 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 2,891 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 20 Historical Events

  • 284
    Diocletian is chosen as Roman Emperor.
  • 1194
    Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.
  • 1407
    A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.
  • 1789
    New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
  • 1820
    An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story).
  • 1952
    Slánský trials – a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1989
    Velvet Revolution: The number of protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.
  • 1992
    In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1914
    Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (d. 1992)
  • 1917
    Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
  • 1957
    John Eriksen, Danish footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1958
    Rickson Gracie, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1965
    Jimmy Vasser, American racing driver
  • 1970
    Delia Gonzalez, American boxer
  • 1973
    Angelica Bridges, American actress, model, and singer
  • 1976
    Cemal Yıldız, Turkish footballer
  • 1986
    Oli Sykes, English musician
  • 1988
    Rhys Wakefield, Australian actor

Who died on November 20?

  • 1022
    Bernward of Hildesheim (b. 993)
  • 1518
    Pierre de La Rue, Flemish composer
  • 1529
    Karl von Miltitz, German papal nuncio (b. c. 1490)
  • 1695
    Zumbi, Brazilian slave (b. 1655)
  • 1742
    Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat (b. 1661)
  • 1925
    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (b. 1844)
  • 1973
    Allan Sherman, American comedian (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
  • 2005
    Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (b. 1931)
  • 2010
    Roxana Briban, Romanian Soprano (b. 1971)

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