November 20: Day of the Week
November 20, 2020 is the 325th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 41 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1194Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.
- 1820An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story).
- 1917Ukraine is declared a republic.
- 1923Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark
- 1936José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, is killed by a republican execution squad.
- 1943World War II: Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) begins – United States Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.
- 1945Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.
- 1985Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
- 1998The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
- 2008After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.
Who were born on November 20?
- 270Maximinus II, Roman Emperor (d. 313)
- 1621Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (d. 1682)
- 1841Wilfrid Laurier, seventh Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1919)
- 1930Bernard Horsfall, British Actor
- 1937Ruth Laredo, American pianist (d. 2005)
- 1942Norman Greenbaum, American singer
- 1949Thelma Drake, American politician
- 1957Mike Craven, English footballer
- 1958Rickson Gracie, Brazilian mixed martial artist
- 1960Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host
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