11/20/2019 12:58:00 AM Today In History - November 20
Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 2001 in Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicated the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
284 - Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east
762 - Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.
1695 - Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed.
1789 - New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights
1815 - 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
1911 - The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end
1942 - Soviet army offensive during WWII, 1 million Russians breach German lines
1969 - Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
1975 - Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President
1982 - Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live
2001 - In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
1858 - Selma Lagerlöf, Mårbacka, Värmland, author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), (d. 1940)
1889 - Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)
1925 - Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), (d. 1968)