What Happened on November 20

Significant Events

  • 284 Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army
  • 762 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire
  • 1695 Zumbi last leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed
  • 1815 2nd Treaty of Paris: France & her allies agree France pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending Napoleonic Wars
  • 1986 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS
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November 20 in Film & TV

  • 1983 100 million watch ABC TV movie "The Day After" about nuclear war

November 20 in Music

November 20 in Sport

  • 1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

Did You Know?

1st successful tank use in battle, at the Battle of Cambrai in World War I as Britain uses the new technology to break through German lines

On November 20, 1917


Would You Believe?

McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger

On November 20, 1984

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 Linda Bollea (46) divorces professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (53) after 23 years of marriage
  • 2013 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage
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