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On November 20th, 1947, Britain's
future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip
Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in a ceremony
broadcast worldwide from Westminster Abbey.
On this date:
In 1789, New Jersey became the
first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco
In 1925, Robert F.
Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
In 1929, the radio
program "The Rise of the Goldbergs"
debuted on the NBC Blue Network.
In 1945, 24 Nazi
leaders went on trial before an international war
crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
In 1959, the
United Nations issued its "Declaration of
the Rights of the Child."
In 1967, the
Census Clock at the Commerce Department ticked
past 200 million.
In 1969, the Nixon
administration announced a halt to residential
use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total
In 1975, after
nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain's
General Francisco Franco died, two weeks before
his 83rd birthday.
In 1977, Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab
leader to address Israel's parliament.
Ten years ago: The
Soviet Union again rebuffed President Bush's
efforts to rally support for a UN Security
Council resolution authorizing military force
against Iraq. The space shuttle
"Atlantis" landed at Cape Canaveral,
Florida, after completing a secret military
Five years ago:
Federal employees idled during a government
shutdown returned to their jobs. Olympic figure
skating champion Sergei Grinkov died of a heart
attack in Lake Placid, New York. BBC Television
broadcast an interview with Princess Diana, who
admitted being unfaithful to Prince Charles.
Radio stations began airing a new Beatles
recording, "Free As a Bird," which had
debuted on ABC TV the night before.
One year ago: A
day after violent anti-American protests in
Greece, President Clinton sought to heal old
wounds by acknowledging the United States had
failed its "obligation to support
democracy" when it backed Greek's harsh
military junta during the Cold War.
"Distrust that man
who tells you to distrust."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American poet and journalist