History of 20 November

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  • 1990 – Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops into the country of Kuwait.
  • 1990 – The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, FL, after completing a secret military mission.
  • 1992 – A fire seriously damaged the northwest side of Windsor Castle in England.
  • 1993 – The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.
  • 1994 – The Angolan government and rebels signed a treaty in Zambia to end 19 years of war.
  • 1995 – Princess Diana admitted being unfaithful to Prince Charles in an interview that was broadcast on BBC Television.
  • 1998 – Afghanistan’s Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven. Osama bin Laden had been accused of orchestrating two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and later terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
  • 1998 – Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.
  • 2001 – The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy building by President George W. Bush. The event was held on what would have been Kennedy’s 76th birthday.
  • 2003 – After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.
  • 2015 – Following a hostage siege, at least 19 people are killed in Bamako, Mali.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1990 – Haley Anderson, American swimmer
  • 1990 – Mark Christian, Manx cyclist
  • 1990 – Aleksandra Król, Polish snowboarder
  • 1990 – Slobodan Medojević, Serbian footballer
  • 1990 – Nzuzi Toko, Congolese footballer
  • 1991 – Irene Esser, Venezuelan actress and model
  • 1991 – Grant Hanley, Scottish footballer
  • 1991 – Anthony Knockaert, French footballer
  • 1991 – Yvonne Leuko, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1991 – Christian Lindell, Brazilian tennis player
  • 1991 – Kim Se-yong, South Korean singer and actor
  • 1991 – Tim Simona, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1992 – Amit Guluzade, Azerbaijani footballer
  • 1992 – Zoltán Harcsa, Hungarian boxer
  • 1992 – Maiha Ishimura, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1992 – Kristiina Mäkelä, Finnish triple jumper
  • 1992 – Gaku Matsuda, Japanese actor
  • 1992 – Jenna Prandini, American track and field athlete
  • 1992 – Brayan Ramirez, Colombian cyclist
  • 1992 – Freddie Veseli, Albanian footballer
  • 1993 – Junior Paulo, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1993 – Sanjin Prcić, Bosnian footballer
  • 1993 – Anna Prugova, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1993 – Sumire Satō, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1994 – Timothy Kitum, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • 1995 – Théo Bongonda, Belgian footballer
  • 1995 – Timothy Cheruiyot, Kenyan athlete[
  • 1995 – Iván Garcia, Spanish cyclist
  • 1995 – Shaolin Sándor Liu, Hungarian short track speed skater
  • 1995 – Kyle Snyder, American wrestler
  • 1996 – Jack Harrison, English professional footballer
  • 1996 – Blaž Janc, Slovenian handballer
  • 1996 – Denis Zakaria, Swiss footballer
  • 1997 – Levi Garcia, Trinidadian footballer
  • 2000 – Connie Talbot, English singer-songwriter
  • 2002 – Madisyn Shipman, American actress[