Once Upon A Time – November 20 – 1984 – McDonald’s Makes Its 50 Billionth Hamburger

284 Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army

762 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire

1695 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality

1815 Second Treaty of Paris: France and her allies agree France will pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending the Napoleonic Wars

1945 The Nuremberg war trials begin as 24 Nazi leaders are put on trial before judges representing the victorious Allied powers

1986 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS

Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1983 100 million watch ABC TV movie “The Day After” about nuclear war

Today in Music
1805 Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, his only opera, premieres at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien

Today in Sport
1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

1917 1st successful tank use in battle, at the Battle of Cambrai in World War I as Britain uses the new technology to break through German lines

1984 McDonald’s makes its 50 billionth hamburger

Famous Weddings
1895 American businessman and tire maker Harvey Firestone (26) weds American composer Idabelle Smith (21)

1900 Archaeologist Hiram Bingham (25) weds Tiffany heiress Alfreda Mitchell in Honolulu, Hawaii

1932 American blues musician Muddy Waters (19 or 21) weds American Mabel Berry; divorce in 1935

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