Today is Monday, November 20, 2017.
1602 Otto von Guericke, invented the air pump
1620 Peregrine White, born on Mayflower to William & Susanna White.
1858 Selma Lagerl”f, Swedish novelist (Tales of a Manor) (Nobel 1909)
1866 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge, first commissioner of baseball
1886 Karl von Frisch, zoologist, bee expert (Nobel 1973)
1889 Edwin Hubble, US astronomer, discoverer of galaxies, red shift
1900 Chester Gould, gave Dick Tracy a job
1908 Alistair Cooke, raconteur
1925 Robert F. Kennedy
1926 Kaye Ballard
1927 Estelle Parsons
1932 Richard Dawson
1939 Dick Smothers
1943 Veronica Hamel
1956 Bo Derek
1789 New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1888 William Bundy invents the first timecard clock.
1910 Revolution breaks out in Mexico, led by Francisco Madero.
1914 The State Department begins requiring photographs for passports
1931 Commercial teletype service begins
1947 Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten
1953 first airplane to exceed 1300 mph - Scott Crossfield.
1977 Egyptian Pres Sadat is 1st Arab leader to address Israel Knesset
1980 Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
1986 UN's WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS.
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