November 20: Day of the Week
November 20, 2019 is the 324th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 41 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 284Diocletian is chosen as Roman Emperor.
- 1407A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.
- 1695Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed.
- 1917Ukraine is declared a republic.
- 1917World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins – British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are later pushed back.
- 1940World War II: Hungary becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
- 1979Grand Mosque Seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from French special forces to put down the uprising.
- 1985Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
- 1992In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.
- 1998The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
Who were born on November 20?
- 1910Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)
- 1927Estelle Parsons, American actress
- 1942Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer
- 1957Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (d. 1985)
- 1958Rickson Gracie, Brazilian mixed martial artist
- 1960Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host
- 1968Tommy Asinga, Surinamese track star
- 1970Joe Zaso, American actor
- 1970Sabrina Lloyd, American actress
- 1986Ashley Fink, American Actress
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