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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

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

1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1975Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

1982Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

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

1976George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live

1990Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

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

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

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

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

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

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

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)

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

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

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

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

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

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

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

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

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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