On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1923

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Garrett Morgan patents his traffic signal design, an important development in automobile safety
  • Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark

Famous Birthdays

  • Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers)
  • Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991), born in Springs, Transvaal, (d. 2014)