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Births, Deaths, and Events for 20 November

About This Day

     This is day 324 of the year 2018.
     There are 41 days left to 2018.

Thought For The Day

     "If you bow at all, bow low."



1620   Peregrine White - son of William & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower
1726   Oliver Wolcott - (CT-Gov), signed Declaration of Independence
1752   Thomas Chatterton - English poet (Christabel)
1884   Norman Thomas - Marion, Ohio, socialist (presidential candidate 1928-48)
1889   Edwin Hubble - astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)
1900   Chester Gould - cartoonist (gave Dick Tracy a job)
1908   Alistair Cooke - Manchester, England, actor (Masterpiece Theatre)
1916   Robert A. Bruce - MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)
1917   Robert Byrd - (D-Sen-WV) majority leader
1920   Gene Tierney - Brooklyn, actress (Laura, Razor's Edge, Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1925   Robert Francis Kennedy - Brookline, MA (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated
1929   Dick Clark - Mt. Vernon, NY, TV host (American Bandstand)
1932   Richard Dawson - Hampshire, England, actor (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud)
1937   Jack Linkletter - San Francisco, CA, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny)
1939   Dick Smothers - NYC, comedian (Smother Brothers' Show)
1940   Bob Einstein - Los Angeles, CA, comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne)
1942   Joseph R. Biden, Jr. - (D-Sen-Del)
1943   Veronica Hamel - Philadelphia, PA, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)
1946   Duane Allman - rocker (Allman Brothers-Jessica, Ramblin' Man)
1947   Joe Walsh - Wichita, KS, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
1954   Steve Dahl - California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
1956   Bo Derek - Long Beach, CA, actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man)
1959   Sean Young - Louisville, KY, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)
1963   Ming-Na (Wen) - Coloane Island, Macau, actress ("E.R.", Mulan)



1910   Leo Tolstoy - Russia, author (Anna Karenina), dies at 82
1973   Allan Sherman - songwriter ("Camp Granada"), dies
1975   General Francisco Franco - Spain's dictator, dies in Madrid at 82
1985   Bill Scott - cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65
2006   Robert Altman - famed director, dies at 81



   Absurdity Day
1272   Edward I proclaimed King of England
1637   Peter Minuit and 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden
1780   Britain declares war on Holland
1789   New Jersey becomes 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights
1866   Howard University founded (Washington, D.C.)
1866   Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle
1888   William Bundy patents the timecard clock (bastard)
1894   US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
1910   Revolution breaks out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero
1914   US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
1917   Ukrainian Republic declared
1919   1st municipally owned airport in US opens in Tucson, AZ
1931   Commercial teletype service begins
1943   US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Island
1945   24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
1947   Britain's Princess Elizabeth marries Duke Philip Mountbatten
1947   UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
1947   1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (The New Jersey)
1947   "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC
1953   Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1300 MPH)
1959   UN adopts the declaration of children's rights
1962   US lifts blockade of Cuba
1967   At 11 AM, Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million
1976   George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live
1977   Egyptian President Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
1980   United Artists withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting
1980   Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
1983   100 million watch ABC-TV movie "The Day After," about nuclear war
1986   UN's WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS
1990   Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine's bid for party leadership
1990   US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space



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