20 November 2012

Timeline November 20 & 21

November 20
1620  Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay - the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
1841  Wilfrid Laurier, seventh Prime Minister of Canada, was born. (d. 1919)
1889  Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was born in Marshfield, 24 Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
1947  Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey in London, England.
1985  The first version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released.

November 21
1694  Francois Voltaire, French philosopher and writer, was born.
1787  Sir Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born shipping magnate, was born.
1877  Inventor Thomas A. Edison unveiled the phonograph.
1964  New York's Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened.

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