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Diocletian is chosen as Roman Emperor. (20. November 284)

During the An Shi Rebellion, the Tang Dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptures Luoyang from the rebels. (20. November 762)

Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI. (20. November 1194)

A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed upon under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy. (20. November 1407)

Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho. (20. November 1695)

Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear. (20. November 1739)

American Revolutionary War: British forces land at the Palisades and then attack Fort Lee. The Continental Army starts to retreat across New Jersey. (20. November 1776)

New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights. (20. November 1789)

An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story.) (20. November 1820)

Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata: Battle of Vuelta de Obligado. (20. November 1845)

American Civil War: Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government. (20. November 1861)

Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosí, denouncing Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution. (20. November 1910)

World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins – British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are later pushed back. (20. November 1917)

Ukraine is declared a republic. (20. November 1917)

José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, is killed by a republican execution squad. (20. November 1936)

World War II: Hungary becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers. (20. November 1940)

World War II: Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) begins – United States Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns. (20. November 1943)

Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg. (20. November 1945)

The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London. (20. November 1947)

Slánský trials – a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia. (20. November 1952)

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