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Importance of 20th November in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 20th November special in the world history.

1999
China successfully launched its first spacecraft Shenzhou
1998
Death of Galina Starovoytova, Russian politician and ethnographer .
1998
The first module of the International Space Station, the Russian-built Zarya (‘Sunrise’) module, was launched.
1984
The SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute was founded in Mountain View, California
1978
Former British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe was accused in court of plotting to kill his former homosexual lover.
1975
General Franco dies in Spain; Juan Carlos declared King
1951
Snowdonia designated Wales 1st National Park
1947
Marriage of Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey
1945
Windsor Castle is damaged by fire
1945
Nuremberg Trials begin
1934
Death of Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer, developed the theory of dark matter with Albert Einstein and created theoretical models of the universe based on Einsteins work
1932
Cole Porter's musical comedy 'The Gay Divorcee' was first performed in New York, and starred Fred Astaire
1908
Birth of Alistair Cooke, British-born American journalist and broadcaster (‘Letter from America’).
1858
Birth of Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1759
Seven Years War: Battle of Quiberon Bay, France the British fleet led by Admiral Hawke defeated the French, preventing an invasion of England
1272
Edward I (who was away on the Crusade) declared king of England following the death of his father Henry III on Nov 16
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0868
Saxon King Edmund martyred by the Vikings
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