On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1820

Historical Events

  • Whaling ship Essex attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific, only eight of the 20 crew men eventually survive (through cannibalism). Inspiration for the novel "Moby-Dick"
1820 Highlights

About November 20, 1820

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 200 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio