Today In History – 20 November, 2020

Important Events

284 Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army

762 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire

1695 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality

1815 Second Treaty of Paris: France and her allies agree France will pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending the Napoleonic Wars

1986 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS

Today In Film & TV

1983 100 million watch ABC TV movie “The Day After” about nuclear war

Today In Music

1805 Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, his only opera, premieres in Vienna

Today In Sports

1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

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