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Fun and historical facts for November 20th

Jim Clerkin
November 20, 2017 - 9:14 am
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NOVEMBER 20TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ROBERT BYRD (1917-2010)
  • ROBERT KENNEDY (1925-1968)
  • ESTELLE PARSONS (1927, 90)
  • RICHARD DAWSON (1932-2012)
  • DICK SMOTHERS (1939, 78)
  • JOE BIDEN (1942, 75)
  • JOE WALSH (1947, 70)
  • BO DEREK (1956, 61)
  • SEAN YOUNG (1959, 58)
  • MIKE D (BEASTIE BOYS) (1965, 52)
  • JOEL MCHALE (1971, 46)
  • DIERKS BENTLEY (1975, 42)

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1789, NEW JERSEY BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO RATIFY THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • IN 1910, LEO TOLSTOY DIES OF PNEUMONIA DIES OF 82
  • IN 1920, PRESIDENT WILSON WINS THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
  • IN 1928, THE MONTREAL CANADIANS BEAT THE BRUINS IN THE FIRST GAME PLAYED AT BOSTON GARDEN
  • IN 1942, THE NHL ABOLISHES OVERTIME FOR REGULAR SEASON GAMES FOR THE DURATION OF WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1945, 24 NAZIS LEADERS BEGIN THEIR TRIAL AT NUREMBERG
  • IN 1947, “MEET THE PRESS” MAKES ITS NETWORK DEBUT ON NBC
  • IN 1947, PRINCESS ELIZABTH MARRIES LT. PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN AT 21 YEARS OLD
  • IN 1975, SPANISH DICTATOR FRANCISCO FRANCO DIES AT 82
  • IN 1975, DONALD RUMSFELD BECOMES THE YOUNGEST SECRETARY OF DEFENSE IN AMERICAN HISTORY
  • IN 1976, RONALD REAGAN ANNOUNCES HE WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1982, 7 YEAR OLD DREW BARRYMORE HOSTS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • IN 1983, ABC TV MOVIE “DAY AFTER” ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR DRAWS 100 MILLION VIEWERS
  • IN 1983, “TERMS OF ENDEARMENT” PREMIERES
  • IN 1984, THE SETI INSTITUTE (SEARCH FOR EXTRA TERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE) IS FOUNDED
  • IN 1985, WINDOWS 1.0 IS RELEASED
  • IN 1993, THE US SENATE CENSURES CALIFORNIA SENATOR ALAN CRANSTON AND SAVINGS-AND-LOAN EXECUTIVE CHARLES KEATING FOR THE SAVINGS AND LOAN SCANDAL DEALINGS
  • IN 1993, CONGRESS PASSES NAFTA
  • IN 1993, CONGRESS PASSES THE BRADY BILL CREATING A FIVE DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR PURCHASING A HANDGUN
  • IN 1995, PRINCESS DIANA ADMITS TO AN AFFAIR DURING A TV INTERVIEW
  • IN 1997, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS CENTER ERIC LINDROSS TRIES TO BITE A DEFENSEMAN
  • IN 1998, AFGHAN COURTS DECLARE OSAMA BIN LADEN “A MAN WITHOUT A SIN” IN REGARD TO HIS ROLE IN THE US EMBASSY BOMBINGS
  • IN 2001, PRESIDENT BUSH DEDICATES THE DEPT OF JUSTICE HEADQUARTERS AS THE ROBERT F. KENNEDY BUILDING
  • IN 2001, JOSH GROBAN RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM
  • IN 2002, “DIE ANOTHER DAY”, THE 20TH JAMES BOND FILM, OPENS
  • IN 2006, ROBERT ALTMAN DIES AT 81
  • IN 2007, HULK AND LINDA HOGAN DIVORCE AFTER 23 YEARS
  • IN 2008, THE DOW JONES AVERAGE HITS ITS LOWEST POINT SINCE 1997
  • IN 2013, RUPERT MURDOCH DIVORCES WENDI DENG AFTER 13 YEARS
  • IN 2014, PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES IMMIGRATION CHANGES THAT WOULD PROTECT NEARLY 5 MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM DEPORTATION
  • IN 2015, ADELE RELEASES “25”

 

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