Nov 20: Nuremberg war crime trials started on this day in 1945

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Nov 20: This day in history

Bengaluru, Nov 20: Today is Thursday, November 20, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:

1700: Sweden's 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats a Russian force, much bigger than his, at Narva.

1750: Ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan was born in Devanahalli near modern-day Bangalore.

Nov 20: This day in history

1789: New Jersey becomes the first US state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

1903: Tom Horn, the hired gunman who was convicted of killing 14-year-old Willie Nickell, is executed.

1910: Leo Tolstoy dies in Russia.

1914: Bulgaria declares its neutrality in the First World War.

1931: Japan and China reject the League of Council's terms for Manchuria in Geneva.

1945: The Nazi war crime trials of 24 leaders begins at Nuremberg.

1955: Polly Umrigar scores India's first double-hundred in test matches. He scored 223 against New Zealand in Hyderabad.

1947: Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

1962: President John F Kennedy lifts American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis, one of the biggest post-Second World War crisis.

1971: The US announces it will give Turkey $35 million to facilitate farmers who stopped growing opium poppies.

1975: Spain's General Francisco Franco dies.

1992: Fire in England's Windsor Castle causes damage worth over £50 million in damages.

2000: Peru's president Alberto Fujimori resigns.

2008: Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years, thanks to failure in the USA's financial system.

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