November 20th

2003
Singer Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation in Santa Barbara, Calif. (He was later acquited.).
Trial of Michael Jackson
2000
Peru's president Alberto Fujimori resigned.
Alberto Fujimori
1998
First module of the International Space Station launched. Called Zarya, the module is Russian-built and American owned. The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned artificial satellite was built and operated by 5 space agencies – the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency, US’s NASA, Russia's Roscosmos, and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. The brightest man-made object visible to the naked eye from Earth, ISS orbits the Earth at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 kilometers per hour) at an average distance of 248 miles (400 kilometers) from Earth.
International Space Station
1995
Princess Diana admitted during an interview broadcast on BBC TV that she had been unfaithful to Prince Charles.
Germaine Greer
1985
Windows 1.0 released. Nearly two years after it was announced, Microsoft released its first graphical operating system. The OS made it easier for users to navigate on their computer screens. It came with Paint, Notepad, Calculator and a game called Reversi.
Windows 1.0
1977
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.
Anwar Sadat
1975
Spain's Gen. Francisco Franco died after nearly four decades of absolute rule.
Spanish transition to democracy
1969
The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase-out.
Nelson Rockefeller
1966
The musical 'Cabaret,' with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, opened on Broadway.
Cabaret (musical)
1962
President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.
Cuban Missile Crisis
1959
Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the document that laid out the rights of children around the world. The day is also annually celebrated as Universal Children's Day.
Declaration of the Rights of the Child
1947
Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey in London.
Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of ...
1945
Nuremberg trials begin. The trials were led by the International Military Tribunal and were held to prosecute high-ranking members of the Nazi party for war crimes committed during the Second World War. Of the 23 people tried, 14 were sentenced to death.
Nuremberg trials
1923
Traffic signal patented. American Garret Morgan was awarded the patent for an automated traffic signal. Morgan’s invention was not the first of its kind, but unlike the other traffic signals which just had stop and go signals, his traffic light had a third signal that warned drivers about changes in the stop and go lights. This signal was the precursor for today’s yellow light.
Garrett Morgan
1917
Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, was born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr. in North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Robert Byrd
1910
Francisco Madero began an armed revolt against the president of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz.
Mexican Revolution
1815
2nd Treaty of Paris: France & her allies agree France pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending Napoleonic Wars.
Treaty of Paris (1815)
1789
New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
Politics of New Jersey
1695
Zumbi last leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed.
List of slaves
762
Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.
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284
Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army.
Diocletian