November 20 in History
What happened on November 20 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on november 20 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on november 20 in history.
Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.
First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
Fire in England’s Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.
Microsoft Windows 1.0 released.
South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.
The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT.
The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.
U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.
Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.
The Nazi war crime trials begin at Nuremberg.
U.S. Army and Marine soldiers attack the Japanese-held islands of Makin and Tarawa, respectively, in the Central Pacific.
Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.
Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).
Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
Sweden’s 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.
Zumbi dos Palmares, the Brazilian leader of a 100-year-old rebel slave group, is killed in an ambush.