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Wednesday November 20, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1695
    Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed.
  • 1820
    An 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).
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky’s Confederate government.
  • 1940
    World War II: Hungary becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
  • 1943
    World 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.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.
  • 1974
    The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.
  • 1985
    Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
  • 1993
    Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 1998
    The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

Who were born on November 20?

  • 1892
    James Collip, Canadian biochemist, co-discoverer of insulin (d. 1965)
  • 1913
    Kostas Choumis, Greek footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1921
    Jim Garrison, American attorney and judge (d. 1992)
  • 1937
    René Kollo, German tenor
  • 1941
    Haseena Moin, Pakistani television writer and playwright
  • 1967
    Teoman, Turkish rock singer
  • 1976
    Jason Thompson, Canadian actor
  • 1985
    Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver
  • 1986
    Oli Sykes, English musician
  • 1995
    Mariko Hill, International cricketer

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