On This Day in History for November 20 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1981 Ringo releases "Stop & Smell Roses" album
  • 1984 McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
  • 1984 SETI Institute (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded.
  • 1985 Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released
  • 1986 Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees
  • 1986 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS

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1990 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1990 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

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1990 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990 Soviet Union shows reluctance to endorse the use of force against Iraq
  • 1992 Queen Elizabeth's home Windsor Castle catches fire
  • 1993 Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
  • 1993 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Robin Romeo
  • 1993 Winnie Mandela's driver and bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg
  • 1993 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 1994 Kosmos 2294/2295/2296 launches
  • 1994 Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war
  • 1995 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC

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1995 Princess Diana admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 1995 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands
  • 1997 Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • 1997 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq

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1998 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

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1998 First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched

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2001 US President George W. Bush dedicates the US Department of Justice headquarters the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, on what would have been his 76th birthday

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2003 After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.
  • 2008 After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.
  • 2009 The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound
  • 2012 Toshiba unveils a robot designed to help in nuclear disasters

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2013 Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

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2014 Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 More than half of all trees in Amazon forest at risk of extinction according to data published in journal "Sciences Advances"
  • 2016 South Korean President Park Geun-hye's controversial friend Choi Soon-sil charged with abuse of authority and coercion amid calls to also impeach the President

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