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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

1990Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

1976George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live

1833Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay

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.

1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

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

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

1975Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

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

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

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

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)

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

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

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

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

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

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

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

November 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 20th

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

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

November 20th Deaths
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