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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

1975Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

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

1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1990Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

1998A 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.

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

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

1976George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live

1934Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0

1906George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

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

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

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

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

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

1903Tom Horn, American gunfighter and outlaw, hanged to death at 42

November 20th Deaths
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