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On This Day: November 20th

This is 324th day of the year and 41 days remain in the year.

in history
1789
New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1910
Francisco Madero began an armed revolt against the president of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz.
1945
The war crimes trials of 24 German World War II leaders began in Nuremberg, Germany.
1947
The future Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Ediburgh.
1962
President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.
1975
2000
Peru's president Alberto Fujimori resigned.
November 20 BirthdaysRobert F. Kennedy1925–1968, American Politician
Alistair Cookejournalist, broadcaster
Richard Dawsonactor
John Boltonpolitical figure
Nadine Gordimerwriter
Edwin Hubbleastronomer
Robert C ByrdSenator
Kenesaw Mountain Landisjurist and commissioner of baseball
Norman M. Thomassocialist leader
Alexandra Danilovaballerina, teacher



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