This Day in History: November 20

General Interest
1945 : Nuremberg trials begin
1820 : American vessel sunk by sperm whale
1947 : Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten

American Revolution
1789 : New Jersey ratifies the Bill of Rights

Automotive
1959 : British Anglia comes to America
1990 : Nation’s oldest driver dies

Civil War
1864 : : Sherman on the move

Cold War
1948 : American consul in China held “hostage” by communists

Crime
1945 : Trials open at Nuremberg

Disaster
1968 : Explosions rock West Virginia coal mine

Entertainment
1952 : Sinatra screen-tests for From Here to Eternity
1962 : Jodie Foster born

Literary
1875 : Henry James’ first novel is published

Art
1975 : Artists Erik and Matt Maldre born

Music
1965 : Beastie Boys’ Mike D born
1965 : Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog born

Old West
1843 : Blacksnake Hills trading post is renamed St. Joseph

Presidential
1962 : Kennedy announces fair housing legislation

Vietnam War
1967 : Students Demonstrate Against Dow Chemical Company
1969 : Seymour Hersh files follow-up to My Lai story

Wall Street
1967 : Product Safety Commission established
1990 : Guinness buys Spanish brewer
1993 : Cranston censured for Keating dealings

World War I
1917 : British launch surprise tank attack at Cambrai

World War II
1945 : Nuremberg war-crimes trials begin

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2006: NBC TV show “Heros” special episode that they have been hyping up all season, “Save the cheerleader. Save the world.”