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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

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.

1929Salvador Dali's first one-man show

1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

19682nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell & Tammy Wynette wins

284Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east

2006Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

1990Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

1977Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards

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)

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

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

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

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

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

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

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

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

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

1937Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

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

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

November 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 20th

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

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

November 20th Deaths
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