Today is Saturday, November 20, the 324th day of 2021. There are 41 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
On November 20, 1945, 22 former Nazi officials were tried before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. (Almost a year later, the International Military Tribune sentenced 12 of the defendants to death; seven received prison terms ranging from 10 years to life; three were acquitted.)
To this date :
In 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
In 1947, the future Queen of Great Britain, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.
In 1952, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower announced his selection of John Foster Dulles to be his Secretary of State.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy held a press conference in which he announced the end of Cuba’s naval quarantine imposed during the missile crisis and the signing of an executive order banning discrimination in federal housing. .
In 1967, the US Census Bureau’s population clock at the Commerce Department was over 200 million.
In 1976, the boxing drama “Rocky”, starring Sylvester Stallone, premiered in New York City.
In 1984, pop star Michael Jackson was inducted onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the unveiling of his star in front of a horde of raving fans.
In 1985, the first version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was officially released.
In 2000, lawyers for Al Gore and George W. Bush fought in the Florida Supreme Court over whether the presidential recount should be allowed to continue.
In 2003, Michael Jackson was arrested on suspicion of pedophilia in Santa Barbara, California. (Jackson was later acquitted at trial.) Record producer Phil Spector was charged with murder in the shooting death of an actor, Lana Clarkson, at his home in Alhambra (al-HAM’-bruh), in California. (Spector’s first trial ended with a suspended jury in 2007; he was convicted of second degree murder in 2009 and sentenced to 19 years in life imprisonment. He died in January 2021.)
In 2012, former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was gunned down while sitting in a car in his hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. (Camacho died four days later after doctors removed him from the resuscitation system.)
In 2015, Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst, was released from prison after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel. (After five years on parole, Pollard moved to Israel in December 2020.)
Ten years ago: Spanish opposition conservatives were brought to power as voters dumped Socialists – the third time in as many weeks that the debt crisis in Europe had called for a government.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama, concluding his last official world tour in Peru, told a press conference in Lima that he did not intend to become the constant critic of his successor – but reserved the right to speak out if President-elect Donald Trump or his policies violated certain “values or ideals”. At the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Ariana Grande was named Artist of the Year; Zayn was named New Artist of the Year.
A year ago: The Republican Governor of Georgia and his top election officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state’s presidential vote against President Donald Trump; the margin was less than 0.5%, allowing the Trump campaign to call for a recount. A presidential recount in Wisconsin’s two most democratic counties began with the Trump campaign unsuccessfully seeking to reject tens of thousands of mail-in ballots. The daily coronavirus death toll in the United States was at a six-month high of 1,335, amid a record number of new infections. Vaccine development took a new step forward when Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Illinois who was accused of killing two people during a protest following a police shootout in Kenosha, Wis., Posted bail of $ 2million. dollars and was released.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Estelle Parsons is 94 years old. Comedian Dick Smothers is 83 years old. President Joe Biden is 79 years old. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 79 years old. Actress Veronica Hamel is 78 years old. Radio journalist Judy Woodruff is 75 years old. Singer Joe Walsh is 74 years old. Actor Richard Masur is 75 years old. 73. Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is 73 years old. Former national security adviser John Bolton is 73 years old. Actor Bo Derek is 65. Former NFL player Mark Gastineau is 65. Reggae musician Jimmy Brown (UB40) is 64 years old. Actor Sean Young is 62. Pianist Jim Brickman is 60 years old. Actor Ming-Na is 58 years old. Actor Ned Vaughn is 57 years old. Rapper Mike D (The Beastie Boys) is 56 years old. Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) is 56 years old. Actor Callie Thorne is 52 years old. Actor Sabrina Lloyd is 51 years old. Actor Joel McHale is 50 years old. Actor Marisa Ryan is 47 years old. Country singer Dierks (duhkrs) Bentley is 46 years old. Actor Joshua Gomez is 46 years old. Actor Laura Harris is 45 years old. Olympic gold medalist gymnast Dominique Dawes is 45 years old. Country singer Josh Turner is 44 years old. Actor Nadine Velazquez (veh-LAHZ’-kehz) is 43 years old. Actor Jacob Pitts is 42 years old. Actor Andrea Rise Borough is 40 years old. Actor Jeremy Jordan is 37 years old. Actor Dan Byrd is 36 years old. Actor Ashley Fink is 35 years old. Rock musician Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) is 35 years old. Actor Jaina Lee Ortiz is 35 years old. Actor Cody Linley is 32 years old. Pop musician Michael Clifford (5 seconds before summer) is 26.