On November 20, Elizabeth married Philip

Today in history

Today is Sunday, November 20th, the 324th day of the year 2022. There are 41 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On November 20, 1947, the future Queen of Great Britain, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey.

On this date:

In 1789, New Jersey was the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.


In 1952, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower announced his selection of John Foster Dulles as his Secretary of State.

In 1967, the US Census Bureau’s population clock at the Department of Commerce ticked over 200 million.

In 1969, the Nixon administration announced it would phase out the use of the pesticide DDT in homes as part of a complete phase-out. A group of Native American activists began a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.

In 1985, the first version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was officially released.

In 1992, a fire severely damaged Windsor Castle, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite weekend home.

In 1998, 46 states reached a $206 billion settlement with cigarette makers on the healthcare costs of treating sick smokers.

In 2000, attorneys for Al Gore and George W. Bush argued in the Florida Supreme Court over whether the presidential election recount should continue.

In 2003, Michael Jackson was indicted on suspicion of child molestation in Santa Barbara, California. (Jackson was acquitted later in the trial.) Record producer Phil Spector was charged with the murder in the shooting death of an actor, Lana Clarkson, at his home in Alhambra (al-HAM’-bruh), California. (Spector’s first trial ended with a hung jury in 2007; he was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 and sentenced to 19 years of life imprisonment. He died in January 2021.)

In 2015, Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst, was released from prison after serving 30 years for spying for Israel. (After five years of probation, Pollard moved to Israel in December 2020.)

In 2020, the Republican governor of Georgia and his top election results officially endorsed the results showing Democrat Joe Biden winning the state’s presidential election over President Donald Trump; The margin was less than 0.5%, allowing the Trump campaign to request a recount. A recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin’s two most Democratic counties began as the Trump campaign unsuccessfully attempted to discard tens of thousands of mail-in ballots.

Ten years ago: Former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was shot and killed while in a car in his hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. (Camacho died four days later after doctors removed him from life support.) “Elmo” puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” amid allegations of sexually abusing underage boys, which Clash denied . Jack Taylor, a guard on the Grinnell College basketball team, broke the NCAA scoring record with a performance of 138 points as the Division III school defeated Faith Baptist Bible 179-104.

Five years ago: President Donald Trump announced that North Korea, which he described as a “murderous regime”, would be declared a state terror sponsor. CBS News suspended Charlie Rose and PBS halted its nightly interview show after a Washington Post report contained allegations of sexual misconduct by eight women.

A year ago: Police and witnesses said about 80 people, some with ski masks and crowbars, ransacked a luxury Bay Area department store, attacking employees and stealing merchandise before fleeing in cars waiting outside. Tens of thousands of protesters, many from far-right groups, marched through Vienna after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown to curb skyrocketing coronavirus infections; Demonstrations against virus restrictions also took place in Switzerland, Croatia, Italy and Northern Ireland.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Estelle Parsons is 95. Comedian Dick Smothers is 84. President Joe Biden is 80. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 80. Actress Veronica Hamel is 79. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 76. Singer Joe Walsh is 75. Actor Richard Masur is 74 Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is 74 Former National Security Advisor John Bolton is 74 Actor Bo Derek is 66 Former NFL player Mark Gastineau is 66 Reggae musician Jimmy Brown (UB40) is 65 Actor Sean Young is 63. Pianist Jim Brickman is 61. Actor Ming-Na is 59. Actor Ned Vaughn is 58. Rapper Mike D (The Beastie Boys) is 57. Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) is 57. Actor Callie Thorne is 53. Actor Sabrina Lloyd is 52. Actor Joel McHale is 51. Actor Marisa Ryan is 48. Country singer Dierks (duhkrs) Bentley is 47. Actor Joshua Gomez is 47. Actor Laura Harris is 46. Olympic gold medalist in Dominique Dawes is 46. Country singer Josh Turner is 45. Actress Nadine Velazquez (veh-LAHZ’-kehz) is 44. Actor Jacob Pitts is 43. Actress Andrea Rise Borough is 41. Actor Jeremy Jordan is 38. Actor Dan Byrd is 37. Actor Ashley Fink is 36. Rock musician Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) is 36. Actor Jaina Lee Ortiz is 36. Actor Cody Linley is 33. Pop musician Michael Clifford (5 Seconds to Summer) is 27.