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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

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

1982Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

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

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

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.

1976George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live

1962Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

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

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

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

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

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

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

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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