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Notable Historical Events for November 20th

284Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east

1997Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

1976George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live

1929Salvador Dali's first one-man show

1982Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

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

1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1934Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0

1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

2001Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

November 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 20th

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 20th

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

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

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

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

1954NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle

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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