This day in history - November 20

This day in history - November 20.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, November 20, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on November 20 encompassed events relating to the Choosing of Diocletian as Emperor of Rome, Ratification of the United States Bill of Rights, Premier of Beethoven's Opera Fidelio, Attack on a Whaling Ship by an 85ft Sperm Whale , Beginning of the Nuremberg Trials, Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, United Nations Adopting the Declaration of the Rights of a Child, End of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Farmington Mine Disaster and Windsor Castle fire. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Diocletian, Numerian, James Madison, Ludwig van Beethoven, Captain George Pollard Jr., Norman Birkett, Hermann Goering, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary and Philip Mountbatten, Eglantyne Jebb, Nikita Khrushchev, John F. Kennedy, Alex Kovarbasich and Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth II.

Choosing of Diocletian as Emperor of Rome - November 20, 284: On this day in history, November 20, 284, crucial events took place today in Nicomedia, (modern day Izmit, Turkey), relating to the Choosing of Diocletian as Emperor of Rome. On November 20, 284, following the death of Numerian, Numerian's Generals and Tribunes chose Diocletian to succeed him as Augustus. His reign bought stability to the Roman empire. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 284 were Diocletian, Numerian. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Choosing of Diocletian as Emperor of Rome *** Date: November 20, 284 *** Place: Nicomedia, (modern day Izmit, Turkey) *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 3rd Century *** This day in history ***

Ratification of the United States Bill of Rights - November 20, 1789: On this day in history, November 20, 1789, crucial events took place today in New Jersey, USA, relating to the Ratification of the United States Bill of Rights. New Jersey became the first U.S. State to ratify the United States Bill of Rights, authored by James Madison, on November 20, 1789. However it didn't ratify Article Two until May 7, 1992 . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1789 were James Madison. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Ratification of the United States Bill of Rights *** Date: November 20, 1789 *** Place: New Jersey, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Premier of Beethoven's Opera Fidelio - November 20, 1805: On this day in history, November 20, 1805, critical events took place today in Vienna, Austria, regarding the Premier of Beethoven's Opera Fidelio. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, premiered in the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Austria, on November 20, 1805. Two revisions led to it premiering there again on March 29, 1806, and in the Karntnertortheater, Vienna, on May 23, 1814. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1805 were Ludwig van Beethoven. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Premier of Beethoven's Opera Fidelio *** Date: November 20, 1805 *** Place: Vienna, Austria *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Attack on a Whaling Ship by an 85ft Sperm Whale - November 20, 1820: On this day in history, November 20, 1820, significant events took place today in South Pacific, respecting the Attack on a Whaling Ship by an 85ft Sperm Whale . While whaling in the South Pacific on November 20, 1820, the American whaler 'Essex', commanded by captain George Pollard Jr., was attacked by an 85ft sperm whale. The whale crushed the bow and the Essex sank. This event was part of the inspiration behind Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1820 were Captain George Pollard Jr.. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Attack on a Whaling Ship by an 85ft Sperm Whale *** Date: November 20, 1820 *** Place: South Pacific *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Beginning of the Nuremberg Trials - November 20, 1945: On this day in history, November 20, 1945, important events took place today in Nuremberg, Germany, in respect of the Beginning of the Nuremberg Trials. The Nuremberg Trials began on November 20, 1945, in Nuremberg Germany. Nazi German war criminals such as Hermann Goering were tried for war for crimes such as being involved in the Holocaust. One of the British judges presiding was Norman Birkett. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1945 were Norman Birkett, Hermann Goering. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Beginning of the Nuremberg Trials *** Date: November 20, 1945 *** Place: Nuremberg, Germany *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten - November 20, 1947: On this day in history, November 20, 1947, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey, London, on November 20, 1947. Philip was made Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich on the morning of the wedding, and after the wedding, Princess Elizabeth became Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1947 were Elizabeth Alexandra Mary and Philip Mountbatten. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten *** Date: November 20, 1947 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Royalty *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

United Nations Adopting the Declaration of the Rights of a Child - November 20, 1959: On this day in history, November 20, 1959, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the United Nations Adopting the Declaration of the Rights of a Child. The 'Declaration of the Rights of a Child' was drafted by British social reformer Eglantyne Jebb. In 1924 it was adopted by the League of Nations, and on November 20, 1959, after expansion, it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1959 were Eglantyne Jebb. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: United Nations Adopting the Declaration of the Rights of a Child *** Date: November 20, 1959 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

End of the Cuban Missile Crisis - November 20, 1962: On this day in history, November 20, 1962, significant events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, respecting the End of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Cuban Missile Crisis came to an end when the United States lifted it's blockade on November 20, 1962. the move followed an agreement between Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, and President John F. Kennedy, in which the Soviet Union would remove their missiles and bombers from Cuba in exchange for the Unites States removing their missiles from Italy and Turkey. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1962 were Nikita Khrushchev, John F. Kennedy. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: End of the Cuban Missile Crisis *** Date: November 20, 1962 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Farmington Mine Disaster - November 20, 1968: On this day in history, November 20, 1968, crucial events took place today in West Viginia, USA, relating to the Farmington Mine Disaster. On November 20, 1968, an explosion occurred in the Consol No. 9 coal mine near Farmington, West Virginia. 21 of the 99 miners, in the mine at the time, managed to escape but fires, which continued for more than a week, prevented rescue attempts. Over the next 10 years 59 bodies were recovered, however 19 remain sealed in the mine. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1968 were Alex Kovarbasich . Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Farmington Mine Disaster *** Date: November 20, 1968 *** Place: West Viginia, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Windsor Castle fire - November 20, 1992: On this day in history, November 20, 1992, important events took place today in Berkshire, England, in respect of the Windsor Castle fire. A fire, caused by a spotlight igniting a curtain, broke out in Windsor Castle on November 20, 1992. Prince Andrew, who was involved in rescuing furniture and works of art, phoned Queen Elizabeth II to inform her of the disaster. The Castle suffered severe damage that cost 36.5 million to repair. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 20, 1992 were Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth II. Facts on this day in History November 20: Events on this day in history: Windsor Castle fire *** Date: November 20, 1992 *** Place: Berkshire, England *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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