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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

1977Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards

2001In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.

1962Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

1976George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live

201138th American Music Award: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win

1990Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

18152nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.

2006Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

1998A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

19682nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell & Tammy Wynette wins

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

1929Dick Clark, Mt Vernon NY, TV host (American Bandstand), (d. 2012)

1841Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)

1889Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)

1858Selma Lagerlöf, Mårbacka, Värmland, author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), (d. 1940)

1925Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), (d. 1968)

1942Joseph biden Jr, Scranton Pennsylvania, 47th US Vice President

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

1944Model agency executive Eileen Ford (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California

1895Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)

1993Actor Luke Perry (27) weds Minnie Sharp (24) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

1937Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

1932Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

1947Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

November 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 20th

1975Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

1903Tom Horn, American gunfighter and outlaw, hanged to death at 42

November 20th Deaths
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