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Calendar for November 20th, 2013

Universal Children's Day

The United Nations General Assembly recommended in 1954 that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children and of activity promoting the welfare of the world's children.

Every Year

  • Universal Children's Day

  • 1720s

  • Born 1726: Oliver Wolcott (politician)

  • 1860s

  • 1861: The final ride of the Pony Express completed

  • 1866: Yo-Yo patented

  • 1880s

  • Born 1884: Norman Thomas (social reformer)

  • 1888: William Bundy received patent for employees' time recorder

  • Born 1889: Edwin Powell Hubble (astronomer)

  • 1900s

  • 1903: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, incorporated as a city

  • 1907: Fire wiped out most of business district in Oceana, West Virginia

  • Born 1908: Alistair Cooke (journalist)

  • 1910s

  • 1914: Photos required for U.S. passports

  • 1919: Tucson Municipal Flying Field in Arizona became the first municipal airport in the United States

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Gene Tierney (actress)

  • Born 1925: Robert F. Kennedy (politician)

  • 1925: First nighttime photograph taken from an airplane occurred over Rochester, NY

  • 1930s

  • Born 1939: Dick Smothers (comedian)

  • 1940s

  • 1942: The Alcan Highway was dedicated at Soldier's Summit in the Yukon Territory

  • Born 1943: Veronica Hamel (actress)

  • 1945: Nuremberg Trials begin in Germany, an international military tribunal, trying Nazi offenders for crimes against peace, humanity and the laws of war.

  • Born 1947: Joe Walsh (musician)

  • 1947: Princess Elizabeth (later to be known as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

  • 1950s

  • Born 1959: Sean Young (actress)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Ming-Na (actress)

  • 1966: The musical, Cabaret, premiered at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Joel McHale (actor)

  • Born 1975: J. D. Drew (baseball player)

  • Born 1976: Dominique Dawes (gymnast)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1980: John McEwen (18th Prime Minister of Australia)

  • 2000s

  • 2001: The United States Department of Justice headquarters building dedicated as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building

  • Died 2006: Robert Altman (director)

  • 2007: A 2.4-magnitude earthquake shook Portsmouth, New Hampshire

  • 2007: The Wizard of Oz Munchkins received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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