November 20

1789

New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

1910

Francisco Madero began an armed revolt against the president of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz.

1945

The war crimes trials of 24 German World War II leaders began in Nuremberg, Germany.

1947

The future Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Ediburgh.

1962

President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.

1975

Spain's General Francisco Franco died.

2000

Peru's president Alberto Fujimori resigned.

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