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 This day in History - November 20
393 Historic Events for November 20
1943

US forces land on Tarawa and Makin Atoll in Gilbert Island

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1943

Veronica Hamel, Phila, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)

Birth
1943

U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

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1944

Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player (Olympic-1980)

Birth
1944

Amsterdam: Vondelpark closed because of kappen of trees

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1944

Sekio Nishina, Japanese inventor (kaiten-suicide submarine), dies

Death
1944

1st Japanse suicide submarine attack (Ulithi Atol, Carolines)

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1944

Prince Bernhard establishes staff in Breda

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1945

Queen Wilhelmina opens parliament in Hague

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1945

24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

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1945

Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres

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1945

Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)

Birth
1945

Rachid Mimouni, author

Birth
1946

Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)

Birth
1946

John "Blackfoot" Colbert, US singer (Soul Children, Taxi)

Birth
1946

Duane Allman, Nashville Tn, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers)

Birth
1946

Ray Stiles, rocker

Birth
1946

Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest," premieres in NYC

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1947

Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten

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1947

1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

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1947

"Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC

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1947

Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer

Birth
1947

Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)

Birth
1947

George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)

Birth
1947

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei

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