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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Participants of the 2010 NATO Lisbon summit issued the Lisbon Summit Declaration.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Large Hadron Collider, the largest atom collider in the world, is restarted after a fourteen-month delay for repairs. //www.telegraph.co.uk/science/large-hadron-collider/6619091/Large-Hadron-Collider-restarts-after-14-months-of-repairs.html ("The Daily Telegraph") //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8371662.stm (BBC) //www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE5AJ3TQ20091120 (Reuters)
CERN restarts the Large Hadron Colliderparticle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland they had shut it down on September 19, 2008.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Automotive industry crisis: Executives of the top three U.S. automakers (Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler) testify before Congress for a bailout package. //www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gbjFY-o07QeryRxtFR3oC1w_v1PwD94IHSG01 (AP via Google)
The 2008 Prairie meteoroid falls over Canada.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter discovers evidence of enormous underground deposits of water ice on Mars one such deposit, under Hellas Planitia, is estimated to be the size of Los Angeles. //www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=081120190638.m7e37xl7show_article=1 (AFP via Breitbart)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The death toll from the 2007 Zasyadko mine disaster rises to at least 90. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7103086.stm (BBC)
The United Nations reduces its estimate of how many people are infected with HIV in 2007 from nearly 40 million to 33 million. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7103163.stm (BBC)

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Several bombs explode in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC and the British consulate.
Between 110,000 (according to the police) and 300,000 (according to the organization) people demonstrate in and around Trafalgar Square in London against the war in Iraq and George W. Bush's state visit. //www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/11/281262.html
The FTAA negotiations in Miami end one day early a menu approach is adopted to assure the future of the agreement, allowing individual countries to opt out of controversial or unacceptable provisions. Between 10,000 and 25,000 protestors demonstrate outside the conference center the police use rubber bullets, and over 100 people are arrested. //www.oneworld.net/article/view/73394/1///english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/798C19F0-648C-479E-9400-0963A2234919.htm
Terrorist attacks: Bombs hit Istanbul, Turkey. At least 25 are killed and hundreds injured in two car-bomb blasts that devastate the Turkish headquarters of HSBC and the British consulate. British Consul-General Roger Short is among the dead. The Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front (IBDA-C), a radical Islamist group, claims responsibility. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3222608.stm

Saturday, November 20, 1999

Friday, November 20, 1998

A Russian Proton rocket is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying the first segment of the International Space Station, the 21 ton Zarya Module.

Sunday, November 20, 1994

The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol.

Friday, November 20, 1992

Elizabeth II describes this year as an "annus horribilis" (horrible year), due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family, as well as the Windsor Castle fire.
The Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, starting on January 1, 1993.
In the People's Republic of China, a China Southern Airlines domestic flight crashes, killing all 141 people on board.
In a national referendum related to abortion, voters in Ireland reject the proposed Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1992 (Ireland) but approve the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland and the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.
In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, causing over £50 million worth of damage.

Monday, November 20, 1989

Cold War ndash Velvet Revolution: The number of peaceful protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.

Wednesday, November 20, 1985

Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.

Saturday, November 20, 1982

University of California, Berkeley executes The Play in a college football game against Stanford. Completing a wacky 57-yard kickoff return that includes 5 laterals, Kevin Moen runs through Stanford band members who had prematurely come onto the field. His touchdown stands and California wins 25–20.

Tuesday, November 20, 1979

A group of 200 Juhayman al-Otaibi militants occupyMecca's Grand Mosque. They are driven out by French commandos (allowed into the city under these special circumstances despite their being non-Muslims) after bloody fighting that leaves 250 people dead and 600 wounded.

Saturday, November 20, 1971

A bridge still in construction, called Elevado Engenheiro Freyssinet, falls over the Paulo de Frontin Avenue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 48 people are killed and several injured. Reconstructed, the bridge is currently a part of the Linha Vermelha elevate.

Wednesday, November 20, 1968

The Farmington Mine Disaster in Farmington, West Virginia, kills seventy-eight men.

Saturday, November 20, 1965

The UN Security Council recommends that all states stop trading with Rhodesia.

Tuesday, November 20, 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the blockade of the Caribbean nation.

Friday, November 20, 1959

Tuesday, November 20, 1956

In Yugoslavia, former prime minister Milovan Djilas is arrested after he criticizes Josip Broz Tito.

Sunday, November 20, 1955

Bo Diddley makes his television debut on Ed Sullivan's "Toast Of The Town" show for the CBS-TV network.

Tuesday, November 20, 1951

The Po River floods in northern Italy.

Monday, November 20, 1950

T. S. Eliot speaks against television in the UK.
Anti-British riots erupt in Egypt.
Shirley Temple announces her retirement from show business.

Saturday, November 20, 1948

Geoffrey B. Orbell rediscovers the Takahē, last seen 50 years previously, near Lake Te Anau, New Zealand.

Tuesday, November 20, 1945

The Nuremberg Trials begin: Trials against 24 Naziwar criminals of WWII start at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

Saturday, November 20, 1943

Lebanon gains independence from France.
WWII: War in the Pacific: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and ROC leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet at the Cairo Conference to discuss ways to defeat Japan.
WWII: Battle of Tarawa: United States Marines land on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands and take heavy fire from Japanese shore guns.

Friday, November 20, 1942

WWII: British forces capture Benghazi.

Wednesday, November 20, 1940

WWII: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.
In Romania, coup leader General Ion Antonescu's Iron Guard arrests and executes over 60 of exiled king Carol II of Romania's aides. Among the dead is former minister and acclaimed historian Nicolae Iorga.
December ndash Timely Comics' Captain America Comics #1 (cover dated March 1941), first appearance of Captain America and Bucky, hits newsstands in the United States.

Friday, November 20, 1936

A levee failure and continued massive rain at the Mitsubishi Osarizawa mine, Kazuno, northeastern Akita, Japan, results in at least 375 deaths.

Sunday, November 20, 1910

Late December ndash A form of Pneumonic plague spreads through northeastern China, killing more than 40,000.//news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2011-01-14/130221815935.shtml Recalling the 1910 Harbin Plague, Sina.com.//past.oxfordjournals.org/content/190/1/147.full The Epidemic of Pneumonic Plague in Manchuria 1910–1911 Oxfordjournals.org//aph.sagepub.com/content/1/1/99.extract Wisdom and Western Science: The Work of Dr Wu Lien-Teh, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Sagepub.com
The electric streetcars of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany and Great Britain are carrying 6.7 million riders per year.
Henry Ford sells 10,000 automobiles.
Karl Lueger retires as mayor of Vienna.
Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero proclaims the elections of 1910 null and void, and calls for an armed revolution at 6 p.m. against the illegitimate presidency/dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.

Wednesday, November 20, 1889

Argentina is the first country to recognize the abolition of the monarchy in Brazil.

Tuesday, November 20, 1888

the first St V-parade by students in Brussels.

Sunday, November 20, 1864

The Judicial reform of Alexander II is launched in Imperial Russia.

Thursday, November 20, 1845

Battle of Vuelta de Obligado: The Argentine Confederation is narrowly defeated by an Anglo-French fleet on the waters of the Paraná River.

Monday, November 20, 1820

After the sinking of the whaleship \\'\\'Essex\\'\\' of Nantucket by a whale the survivors are left afloat in three small whaleboats. They eventually resort, by common consent, to cannibalism to allow some to survive.

Thursday, November 20, 1817

The first Seminole War begins in Florida.

Tuesday, November 20, 1804

Friday, November 20, 1789

New Jersey ratifies the United States Bill of Rights, the first state to do so.

Tuesday, November 20, 1759

Battle of Quiberon Bay: The British fleet of Sir Edward Hawke defeats a French fleet under Marshal de Conflans near the coast of Brittany. This is the decisive naval engagement of the Seven Years' War ndash after this, the French are no longer able to field a significant fleet.

Saturday, November 20, 1700

Battle of Narva in Estonia. Having led his army of 8,000 on a forced march from Denmark to Estonia, Charles XII routs the huge Russian army at Narva.

Saturday, November 20, 1627

Thirty Years\\\' War: Bogislaw XIV, Duke of Pomerania, signs the Capitulation of Franzburg, in which Pomerania is forced to pay for the Imperial army that Wallenstein sent to occupy it. Nonetheless, despite the treaty, Pomerania is devastated by the Imperial troops.

Tuesday, November 10, 1562 (Julianian calendar)

Maximilian of Bohemia is elected King of the Romans.

Monday, November 10, 1511 (Julianian calendar)

Duarte Barbosa arrives in India for the second time. He works as clerk in the factory of Cananor and as the liaison with the Indian rajah.
Sinking of the vessel "Frol de la mar" transporting Afonso de Albuquerque and the valuable treasure of the conquest of Malacca "en route" to Goa.
Juan de Agramonte, a sailor from Spain, is thought possibly to have travelled to Newfoundland.
Şahkulu Rebellion/onlyinclude
Erasmus publishes his most famous work, "The Praise of Folly", as "Moriae encomium" / "Laus stultitiae".
The first black slaves arrive in Colombia.
Taíno, an indigenous uprising occurs in southwestern Puerto Rico near Guánica.
Ferdinand II of Aragon observes that one black can do the work of four Indians.
Diego Velázquez and Hernán Cortés conquer Cuba Velázquez is appointed Governor.

Friday, November 11, 1407 (Julianian calendar)

A solemn truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspicies of John, Duke of Berry.

Wednesday, November 12, 1376 (Julianian calendar)

Richard of Bordeaux, son of the Black Prince, is created Prince of Wales in succession to his father.

Tuesday, November 13, 1274 (Julianian calendar)

Nichiren, founder of Nichiren Buddhism, enters a voluntary exile on Mount Minobu.
Kublai Khan's Yuan Dynasty attempts the first of several invasions of Japan (30,000 soldiers and support personnel sails from Korea) after the Mongols capture outlying islands, they are repulsed on the main island at the Battle of Bun'ei by amassed Japanese warriors and a strong storm which batters their forces and fleet. Credit for the storm mdash called a "kamikaze", or divine wind mdash is given by the Japanese to the god Raiden.
Kublai Khan's Yuan Dynasty attempts the first of several invasions of Japan (30,000 soldiers and support personnel sails from Korea) after the Mongols capture outlying islands, they are repulsed on the main island at the Battle of Bun\'ei by amassed Japanese warriors and a strong storm which batters their forces and fleet. Credit for the storm mdash called a "kamikaze", or divine wind mdash is given by the Japanese to the god Raiden.

Sunday, November 13, 1194 (Julianian calendar)

Palermo falls to Henry VI.

Thursday, November 20, 284

Diocletianus carries out reforms the Roman army returns to conscription, and admits large numbers of barbarian volunteers. The old organisation of Roman legions and auxilia is abandoned.
Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, age 39, is proclaimed new emperor. He establish himself at Nicomedia (modern İzmit, Turkey) and accepts the purple imperial vestments.
Winter ndash Diocletianus advanced with his army across the Balkans.
Patriarch Rufinus I succeeds Patriarch Dometius as Patriarch of Constantinople.
Sabinus Julianus, Roman usurper against Emperor Carinus, revolts in Pannonia. He invades northern Italy and declares himself emperor.
Source: Wikipedia