10 Exciting Events From History on November 20

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What do Beethoven, Moby-Dick and the Alcatraz Occupation have in common? All three share an important newsworthy anniversary on November 20th.

Curious to learn more about composer Ludwig von Beethoven, the book Moby-Dick and the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island? Read to find out about these and other interesting tales that happened on November 20th.

   Alcatraz sign image      1805 – Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio premieres in Vienna.

         1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks a Nantucket whaling ship the 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville cited this event as part of the inspiration for his famous 1851 novel Moby-Dick.)

         1945 – Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.

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

         1962 – Cuban missile crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of Cuba.

         1969 – Vietnam WarThe Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.

         1969 – Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being Alcatraz imageousted by the U.S. Government on June 111971. This was a seminal event in Native American activism. The nineteen month long protest was comprised of 89 American Indians and supporters led by Richard Oakes, LaNada Means, and others; John Trudell was the spokesperson. This group lived on the island together until the protest was forcibly ended by the U.S. government.  

"Alcatraz has unified Indians for a second time," one occupier told the Los Angeles Times. "The first time was against Custer. The Trail of Broken Treaties, the BIA occupation, the Wounded Knee incident, and the Longest Walk all have their roots in the occupation. The American Indian Movement noted from their visit to the occupation that the demonstration garnered national attention, while those involved faced no punitive action. When AIM members seized the Mayflower II on Thanksgiving, 1970, the Occupation of Alcatraz was noted as "the symbol of a newly awakened desire among Indians for unity and authority in a white world."

         1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.

         1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.

         1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

         1993 – Savings and Loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his dealings with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

         1998 – A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

         1998 – The first module of the International Space StationZarya, is launched.

         2008 – After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.

While these interesting facts about Beethoven, Moby-Dick and the Alcatraz Takeover on November 20th have nothing to do with my real estate business selling Silicon Valley homes to families in San Jose, Cupertino and Saratoga in Santa Clara County, Calif., they add fun and entertainment to life.

For more fun facts and information on Silicon Valley real estate, homes and careers, subscribe for free to Michelle Carr-Crowe’s blog at http://www.activerain.com/results.

Images courtesy of Michelle Carr-Crowe’s private collection, the public domain, the U.S. government or www.freedigitalphotos.net. Facts compiled from Wikipedia, Smithsonian, HistoryOrb and MentalFloss among others.  

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James Dray
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Morning again Michelle.

I knew most of these, love, just love history.  I believe I would have been a great history teacher.

Nov 20, 2019 01:50 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
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Hello Michelle - Happy Anniversary to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip - just one of the events of November 20.  

Nov 20, 2019 09:18 AM #2
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If you knew most of these news items, then yes you would have been a great history teacher!


Nov 20, 2019 06:45 PM #3
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Michael, I agree! A very Happy Anniversary to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.  

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