November 20 in History – What happened on 20 November in Past

✅ Published on November 20th, 2019 in November in History

20 November - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on November 20, the day number in a year is 324 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 325. November 20 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

November 20 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
284Diocletian became Roman emperor, eventually establishing reforms that ended the Crisis of the Third Century.
284Diocletian became Roman emperor, eventually establishing reformsthat ended the Crisis of the Third Century.
1386Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur captured and sacked the Georgiancapital of Tbilisi, forcing King Bagrat V to convert to Islam.
1719Stockholm signed a peace settlement with Sweden and Hannover.
1739War of Jenkins' Ear-A British naval force captured the settlement of Portobello in the Spanish Main (modern Panama).
1750The ruler of Mysore was born Tipu Sultan.
1815Russia, Prussia, Austria and England allied to maintain peace in Europe.
1815The Napoleonic War ended 12 years later.
1817The first Seminole War began in Florida.
1820The American whaleship Essex sank 2,000 nautical miles (3,700km) west of the western coast of South America after it was attacked bya sperm whale, an event which inspired Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.
1829Jews were evacuated from the Nikolayev and Sevastopol regions of Russia.
1845Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata-The ArgentineConfederation were defeated in the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, butChile and Brazil were inspired to join forces with them afterwards.
1864Alexander II initiated judicial reform from the Russian Empire.
1866Howard University was founded in Washington, DC.
1902While discussing how to promote the newspaper L'Auto, sportsjournalist Géo Lefèvre came up with the idea of holding a cycling racethat later became known as the Tour de France.
1917Bose Research Institute was established in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1934Georges Thenis became the Prime Minister of Belgium for the second time.
1936Spanish Civil War-Founder of the fascist Falange EspañolaJosé Antonio Primo de Rivera was executed by the republican government.
1942British forces recaptured Libyan capital Benghazi.
1945The Nuremberg trials of 24 leading Nazisinvolved in the Holocaust and various war crimes during World War II began in Nuremberg, Germany.
1950For the first time in the Korea War, the US and Chinese armies faced each other.
1955Pauly Umrigar scored India's first double century in a Test match against New Zealand.
1960At the 7th Convention of European Countries in Sweden, a proposal for the formation of an independent European trade organization Efta was agreed.
1962The famous Danish scientist Neil Bohr died at the age of 82, awarded the Nobel Prize.
1968An explosion at a coal mine in West Virginia, US, killed 78people and served as the catalyst for several new laws that were passedto protect miners.
1969A group of Native American activists began a 19-monthoccupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
1975The dictator General Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain for 39 years, was killed.
1979A group of armed insurgents attacked and took over the Masjidal-Haram in Mecca, declaring that one of their leaders, Muhammad bin abdAllah al-Qahtani, was the Mahdi, the prophesied redeemer of Islam.
1980An oil platform drilling accident caused Lake Peigneur in theU.S. state of Louisiana to drain into a salt mine underneath, creating awhirlpool that sucked down the lake's entire contents.
1981Adopted the constitution in the African country of Burundi.
1985Bill Gates launched the Windows-1 operating system.
1991Nagorno-Karabakh War-An Azerbaijani military helicoptercarrying a peacekeeping mission team was shot down in Nagorno-Karabakh,Azerbaijan, disrupting the ongoing peace talks.
1994In accordance with the Lusaka Protocol, the Angolan governmentsigned a ceasefire with UNITA rebels in a failed attempt to end theAngolan Civil War.
1999The People's Republic of China launched the first Shenzhen spacecraft.
2005On his visit to People's Republic of China George W Bush, the president of U.S attends a church service as he asks for greater freedoms of expression and faith during his East Asian tour.
2006Nasdaq, the American stock exchange has formally launched a bid of £2.7 billion to take over the London Stock Exchange.
2007Pakistani government has freed 3,400 prisoners who were jailed during the state of emergency.
2008The Somali government has allowed the Indian Navy to enter its territorial waters in chase of pirates.
2009The United States Senate clears the accusation on Senator Roland Burris of legal offense concerning his appointment to the Senate.
2010The Vatican has decided on will publishing guidelines for bishops, on how to battle sexual abuse at the church.
2011Around 13 people are murdered and approximately 900 wounded as violent remonstrations continue in Cairo's Tahrir Square against Egypt's ruling military government. Security forces try to scatter the crowds with tear gas and baton charges.
2012Iran has been blamed by the President of Israel, Shimon Peres for prompting the Palestinians to continue rocket attacks on Israel instead of negotiating a truce, claiming, "they are out of their mind."
2012The Church of England voted against the priesthood of women.
2013A Taliban suicide bomber murders two army soldiers in the North Waziristan district, Pakistan.
2014North Korea warns of carrying out another nuclear test in reaction to a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution passed on Tuesday recommending the Security Council approve an investigation into human rights exploitations.
2015At least 19 people were taken hostage in Bamako, the capital of the African country of Mali.

Famous Birthdays of November 20 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1910Willem Jacob van Stockum / Pilot / Netherlands
1963Timothy Gowers / Academic / United Kingdom
1908Alistair Cooke / Author / United States of America
1942Norman Greenbaum / Writer / United States of America
1907Henri-Georges Clouzot / Producer / France
1869Clark Griffith / Baseball Player / United States of America
1919Lucilla Andrews / Author / Scotland
1937Ruth Laredo / Educator / United States of America
1971Dion Nash / Cricketer / New Zealand
1925Kaye Ballard / Actress / United States of America
1981Andrea Riseborough / Actress / United Kingdom
1929Don January / Golfer / United States of America
1926John Gardner / Author / United Kingdom
1992Aditi Chauhan / Football Player / India
1923Nadine Gordimer / Writer / South Africa
1841Victor D'Hondt / Mathematician / Belgium
1951Rodger Bumpass / Actor / United States of America
1961Tim Harvey / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1964John MacLean / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1992Gaku Matsuda / Actor / Japan
1948Park Chul-soo / Director / South Korea
1967Tarique Rahman / Politician / Bangladesh
1925George Barris / Engineer / United States of America
1977Rudy Charles / Wrestling Referee / United States of America
1975Davey Havok / Writer / United States of America
1959Sean Young / Actress / United States of America
1994Andrew Dawber / Footballer / United Kingdom
1972Sheema Kalbasi / Poet / Iran
1781Karl Friedrich Eichhorn / Captain / Germany
1946Judy Woodruff / Journalist / United States of America

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