About November 20

November 20, 2021 is the 324th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 41 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 73 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 20

  • 762
    During An Shi Rebellion, Tang Dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptured Luoyang from the rebels.
  • 1194
    Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.
  • 1695
    Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed.
  • 1739
    Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.
  • 1789
    New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
  • 1845
    Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata: Battle of Vuelta de Obligado.
  • 1910
    Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosi, denouncing President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution.
  • 1917
    Ukraine is declared a republic.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins – British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are later pushed back.
  • 1936
    José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, is killed by a republican execution squad.
  • 1945
    Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.
  • 1952
    Slánský trials – a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
  • 1977
    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
  • 1985
    Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
  • 1991
    An Azerbaijani MI-8 helicopter carrying 19 peacekeeping mission team with officials and journalists from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is shot down by Armenian military forces in Khojavend district of Azerbaijan.
  • 1993
    Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 1998
    The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
  • 2003
    After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.

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