Today in History
Today in History: Thursday, November  20, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 20, 1925, Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass.
 
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On this date in:
1789New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1910Revolution broke out in Mexico.
1917Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, was born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr. in North Wilkesboro, N.C.
1945Twenty-four Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
1947Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey in London.
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1966The musical "Cabaret," with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, opened on Broadway.
1969The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase-out.
1975Spain's Gen. Francisco Franco died after nearly four decades of absolute rule.
1977Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.
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1985The first version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released.
1995Princess Diana admitted during an interview broadcast on BBC TV that she had been unfaithful to Prince Charles.
2003Singer Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation in Santa Barbara, Calif. (He was later acquited.)
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Vice President Joe Biden turns 72 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Kaye BallardActress89
Estelle ParsonsActress87
Dick SmothersComedian (The Smothers Brothers)76
Veronica HamelActress ("Hill Street Blues")71
Judy WoodruffBroadcast journalist (CNN)68
Joe WalshRock singer (The Eagles)67
Richard MasurActor ("One Day at a Time")66
Bo DerekActress ("10")58
Sean YoungActress55
Ming-NaActress51
Sabrina LloydActress ("Sports Night")44
Joel McHaleActor ("Community," "The Soup")43
Marisa RyanActress40
Ashley FinkActress ("Glee")28
Country singer Dierks Bentley turns 39 years old today.
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