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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

1997Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

201138th American Music Award: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win

1833Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay

2001In 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.

1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1911The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

18152nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.

1990Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

2001Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

1929Dick Clark, Mt Vernon NY, TV host (American Bandstand), (d. 2012)

1841Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)

1889Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)

1925Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), (d. 1968)

1858Selma Lagerlöf, Mårbacka, Värmland, author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), (d. 1940)

1942Joseph biden Jr, Scranton Pennsylvania, 47th US Vice President

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

1895Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)

1993Actor Luke Perry (27) weds Minnie Sharp (24) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

1954NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle

1947Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

1944Model agency executive Eileen Ford (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

November 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 20th

1935John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Kensington, London, of pneumonia

1975Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

November 20th Deaths
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