11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 20th November

HM The Queen and Prince Philip

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1789 - New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights

2. 1944 - The lights of the Strand and Piccadilly Circus are switched on after 5 years of wartime blackout

3. 1945 - Twenty of Germany's Nazi leaders go on trial in Nuremberg charged with war crimes

4. 1947 - Princess Elizabeth, the future queen of England, marries Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey

5. 1962 - President Kennedy calls off the U.S. blockade of Cuba in return for promised removal of Soviet bombers from the island

6. 1974 - David Essex is No. 1 with Gonna Make You A Star

7. 1975 - Spanish dictator Franco dies

8. 1987 - Elton John sells Watford Football Club to Robert Maxwell

9. 1990 - UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatche, fails to win outright victory in her battle for the leadership of the Conservative Party

10. 1992 - A fierce blaze is raging through Windsor Castle in Berkshire, threatening one of the world's greatest collections of art

11. 1995 - Diana Princess of Wales speaks openly for the first time about her separation from the Prince of Wales in a frank interview for BBC Television

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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