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  • Lüshunkou District, Dalian, Liaoning, China
    Tuesday Nov 20, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Port Arthur massacre

    Lüshunkou District, Dalian, Liaoning, China
    Tuesday Nov 20, 1894

    Describing their motives as having encountered a display of the mutilated remains of Japanese soldiers as they invaded the town, Japanese forces proceeded with the unrestrained killing of civilians during the Port Arthur Massacre with unconfirmed estimates in the thousands. An event which at the time was widely viewed with scepticism as the world at large was still in disbelief that the Japanese were capable of such deeds that seemed more likely to have been exaggerated propagandist fabrications of a Chinese government to discredit Japanese hegemony. In reality, the Chinese government itself was unsure of how to react and initially denied the occurrence of the loss of Port Arthur to the Japanese altogether.




  • China
    Sunday Nov 20, 1938

    Mao Zedong

    4th Marriage

    China
    Sunday Nov 20, 1938

    On the Long March, Mao's wife He Zizen had been injured by a shrapnel wound to the head. She traveled to Moscow for medical treatment; Mao proceeded to divorce her and marry an actress, Jiang Qing on 20 November 1938.




  • Japan
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1940

    World War II

    Final offer

    Japan
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1940

    On 20 November, a new government under Hideki Tojo presented an interim proposal as its final offer. It called for the end of American aid to China and for lifting the embargo on the supply of oil and other resources to Japan. In exchange, Japan promised not to launch any attacks in Southeast Asia and to withdraw its forces from southern Indochina.




  • Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Friday Nov 20, 1942

    Joe Biden

    Birth

    Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Friday Nov 20, 1942

    Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and lived there for ten years before moving with his family to Delaware. He became a lawyer in 1969 and was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970.




  • Nuremberg, Germany
    Tuesday Nov 20, 1945

    Martin Bormann

    The Trial

    Nuremberg, Germany
    Tuesday Nov 20, 1945

    The trial got underway on 20 November 1945. Lacking evidence confirming Bormann's death, the International Military Tribunal tried him in absentia, as permitted under article 12 of their charter. He was charged with three counts: conspiracy to wage a war of aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.




  • Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
    Friday Nov 20, 1953

    First Indochina War

    Operation Castor

    Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
    Friday Nov 20, 1953

    Operation Castor was launched on November 20, 1953, with 1,800 men of the French 1st and 2nd Airborne Battalions dropping into the valley of Điện Biên Phủ and sweeping aside the local Việt Minh garrison. The paratroopers gained control of a heart-shaped valley 12 miles (19 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide surrounded by heavily wooded hills. Encountering little opposition, the French and Tai units operating from Lai Châu to the north patrolled the hills.




  • Hamburg, Germany
    Sunday Nov 20, 1960

    The Beatles

    Harrison's deportation

    Hamburg, Germany
    Sunday Nov 20, 1960

    When Koschmider learned they had been performing at the rival Top Ten Club in breach of their contract, he gave the band one month's termination notice,and reported the underage Harrison, who had obtained permission to stay in Hamburg by lying to the German authorities about his age. The authorities arranged for Harrison's deportation in late November.


  • Congo
    Saturday Nov 20, 1965

    Che Guevara

    Guevara left Congo

    Congo
    Saturday Nov 20, 1965

    Later that year, on November 20, 1965, suffering from dysentery and acute asthma, and disheartened after seven months of defeats, Guevara left Congo with the six Cuban survivors of his 12-man column.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Nov 20, 1967

    Neil Armstrong

    Announcing the New Apollo Crew assignment

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Nov 20, 1967

    The New Apollo Crew assignment was officially announced November 20, 1967.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Nov 20, 1975

    Francisco Franco

    Death

    Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Nov 20, 1975

    Officially, he died a few minutes after midnight on 20 November 1975 from heart failure, at the age of 82.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Nov 20, 1975

    Juan Carlos I

    Franco's Death

    Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Nov 20, 1975

    Franco died on 20 November, three weeks after giving full control to Juan.


  • Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1985

    Bill Gates

    First retail version of Microsoft Windows

    Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1985

    Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20, 1985.


  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1985

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Windows

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1985

    Microsoft released Microsoft Windows, a graphical extension for MS-DOS, on November 20.


  • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 20, 1993

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal registered the first triple-double of his career

    Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 20, 1993

    On November 20, 1993, against the New Jersey Nets, O'Neal registered the first triple-double of his career, recording 24 points to go along with career highs of 28 rebounds and 15 blocks.


  • Dragon Stadium, Porto, Portugal
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1996

    George Weah

    He Was Banned From Six European Matches

    Dragon Stadium, Porto, Portugal
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1996

    Weah was banned from six European matches for breaking the nose of the Portuguese defender Jorge Costa on 20 November 1996 in the players' tunnel after Milan's draw at Porto in the Champions League.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 20, 2004

    Nintendo

    The Nintendo DS release

    Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 20, 2004

    In 2004, Nintendo released the Nintendo DS, its fourth major handheld system. The DS is a dual-screened handheld featuring touch screen capabilities, which respond to either a stylus or the touch of a finger. Former Nintendo president and chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi was translated by GameScience as explaining, "If we can increase the scope of the industry, we can re-energize the global market and lift Japan out of depression – that is Nintendo's mission." Regarding lukewarm GameCube sales which had yielded the company's first reported operating loss in over 100 years, Yamauchi continued: "The DS represents a critical moment for Nintendo's success over the next two years. If it succeeds, we rise to the heavens, if it fails, we sink into hell." Due to games such as Nintendogs and Mario Kart DS, the DS became a success.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 20, 2006

    Bank of America

    Bank of America announced the purchase of The United States Trust Company

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 20, 2006

    On November 20, 2006, Bank of America announced the purchase of The United States Trust Company for $3.3 billion, from the Charles Schwab Corporation. US Trust had about $100 billion of assets under management and over 150 years of experience. The deal closed on July 1, 2007.


  • London, England
    Thursday Nov 20, 2008

    Shimon Peres

    Honorary Knighthood

    London, England
    Thursday Nov 20, 2008

    On 20 November 2008, Peres received an honorary knighthood, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George from Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace in London.


  • Venezuela
    Friday Nov 20, 2009

    Carlos the Jackal

    Chavez defended Carlos

    Venezuela
    Friday Nov 20, 2009

    On 20 November 2009, Chávez publicly defended Carlos, saying that he is wrongly considered to be "a bad guy" and that he believed Carlos had been unfairly convicted. Chávez also called him "one of the great fighters of the Palestine Liberation Organisation". France summoned the Venezuelan ambassador and demanded an explanation. Chávez, however, declined to retract his comments.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Friday Nov 20, 2009

    Nintendo

    The Nintendo DSi XL release in Japan

    Kyoto, Japan
    Friday Nov 20, 2009

    The DSi was later released worldwide during 2009. In the latter half of 2009, Nintendo released the Nintendo DSi XL in Japan, a larger version of the DSi. This system was later released worldwide in 2010.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 20, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    Survivor Series (2011)

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 20, 2011

    The Rock and Cena defeated Awesome Truth on November 20 at Survivor Series, when The Rock pinned The Miz. After the match, The Rock gave Cena a Rock Bottom.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 20, 2019

    Billie Eilish

    Grammy Awards

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 20, 2019

    On November 20, 2019, Eilish was nominated for six Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Bad Guy" as well as Album of the Year and Best New Artist. At the age of 17, she became the youngest artist to be nominated in all four General Field categories.


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