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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1911The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

2001Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

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

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

1982Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

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

1929Salvador Dali's first one-man show

1962Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

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)

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

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

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

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

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

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

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

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

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

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

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

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