Today In History
Today In History
November, 20th 2017
1780: Britain declares war against Holland
1789: NJ became 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights.
1888: William Bundy invents 1st timecard clock
1894: US intervenes in Bluefields Nicaragua
1910: Revolution broke out in Mexico led by Francisco I. Madero.
1914: US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
1931: Commercial teletype service began
1942: NHL abolishes regular season overtime
1943: American forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Is.
1945: 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg Germany.
1947: Meet the Press makes network TV debut on NBC.
1947: UN General assembly looks into printing their own stamps
1947: Britain's Princess Elizabeth marries Duke Philip Mountbatten
1953: 1st airplane to exceed 1300 mph - Scott Crossfield
1967: At 11 AM Census Clock at Dept of Commerce ticks past 200 million.
1975: Spain's Gen. Francisco Franco dies in Madrid at 82
1977: Walter Payton of Bears rushes for NFL-record 275 yards
1977: Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israel Knesset
1980: Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
1980: Billy Martin named AL Manager of the Year (Oakland A's)
1980: UA withdraws $44 million movie `Heaven's Gate' for reediting.
1981: Anatoly Karpov USSR retains world chess championship
1983: 100 million watch ABC-TV movie `The Day After'
1985: Yankee Don Mattingly named AL MVP
1986: UN's WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS
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