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On This Day: What happened on 20 November?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 20 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 20 NOVEMBER

1964 | Trial of Abram Fischer QC and 13 others from the South African Communist party starts. They were being tried for being part of a Communist party and planning to commit sabotage 

1977 | Anwar Sadat, the President of Egypt meets with Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin in Israel to discuss a peace settlement between the two nations. He is the first Arab leader to visit Israel officially

1985 | Microsoft releases Windows 1.0, the first graphical personal computer. It permits users to see icons that were user friendly on the screen

1994 | The government of Angola and the rebels of UNITA the second largest political party in Angola sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending  the civil war which had been ongoing for 19 years

READ: On This Day: What happened on 19 November?

DEATHS

1993 | Winnie Mandela’s driver and bodyguard, John Lawrence murdered in a shooting

2003 | The first President of the Central African Republic, David Dacko dies

2007 | The first president of Rhodesia, Ian Smith dies

BIRTHDAYS

1923 | Nadine Gordimer, South African author and Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1991

1944 | Zimbabwean field hockey player, Anthea Stewart

1983 | Nigerian footballer, Dele Aiyenugba

1995 | Kenyan athlete, Timothy Cheruiyot

SPORT

1955 |  Indian Cricketer Kripal Singh scores 100 against New Zealand

2010 | The Springboks lost 21-17 to Scotland on their end of year tour

2018 | South African golfing great Gary Player receives PGA recognition for his 1988, 1990 and 1997 Senior British Open wins

ENTERTAINMENT

2002 | The 20th James Bond movie, Die Another Day, is released

2011 | Adele, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars won the 38th American Music Awards

2018 | Amitabh Bachchan an Indian actor, confirms paying off debts worth $560 000 for 1 398 farmers

AFRICA FACT

Africa has the largest mineral industries in the world. It has approximately 30% of the earth’s remaining mineral resources.