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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

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

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

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

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

1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1962Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

1833Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay

1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1982Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

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.

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

November 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 20th

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

1935John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Kensington, London, of pneumonia

November 20th Deaths
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