- 284 Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east
- 762 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.
- 1695 Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed.
- 1815 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
- 1942 Soviet army offensive during WWII, 1 million Russians breach German lines
- 1969 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal
McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
On November 20, 1984