November 20 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical 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’s Historical Events

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

1168 Giovanni di Struma elected anti-Pope

1194 Palermo, Sicily, is conquered by Emperor Henry VI

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1852 Charles Reade and Tom Taylor’s historical comedy play “Masks & Faces” premieres in London

1954 KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1959 WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal

1961 WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1965 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Today’s Historical Music Events

1889 Gustav Mahler’s 1st Symphony premieres in Budapest and is not well received

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1866 French inventor Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle

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