A day like today: November 20

Good weekend
So be it!
The Rooster already sang
It is already SATURDAY, November 20
Greetings from the South of Monterrey


Santoral: Edmundo, Gregorio

Mexican Revolution Anniversary


284 Diocletian is declared emperor of Rome, beginning a period of reforms that ended the military anarchy of the Roman Empire.
1520 Ferdinand Magellan’s maritime expedition enters the strait that will bear his name with his ships.
1542 At the request of Fray Bartolome de las Casas, King Carlos V of Spain promulgates “The New Laws”, to eliminate the servitude of the natives towards the peninsular.
1602 Otto von Guericke, inventor of the air pump, is born.
1761 Canek, the Yucatecan insurgent leader is arrested, dies in torment, and is later dismembered and burned.
1858 Selma Lagerlöf, world famous Swedish writer and first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is born.
1889 The American astronomer Edwin Hubble is born, considered the father of the “Theory of the Expansion of the Universe”.
1894 The Russian pianist, composer and conductor Antón Rubinstein, considered one of the great piano virtuosos, dies and is the founder of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.
1910 According to the Plan of San Luis, Francisco I. Madero formally initiates the Mexican Revolution, a movement destined to overthrow the dictatorship of General Porfirio Díaz Mori. In addition, said plan contemplated the cancellation of the elections of that year, the convocation of new ones and the fact that Madero assumed the presidency on a provisional basis.
1910 Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer, dies. Some of his works are: “Ana Karenina”, “The death of Ivan Ilyich”, “The Kreutzer sonata”, among others.
1914 Born in Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, the writer and political activist, José Revueltas, author, among other works of “El Apando”, and “Los muros de agua”.
1916 The National Meteorological Observatory is inaugurated in Tacubaya, Federal District.
1929 First exhibition of the painter Salvador Dalí in Paris.
1952 The Ciudad Universitaria Olympic Stadium is inaugurated with a ceremony led by President Miguel Alemán and Rector Luis Garrido.
1953 American pilot Scott Crossfield achieves twice the speed of sound (Mach 2) for the first time using a rocket plane.
1958 The governor of Nuevo León officially inaugurates the University City in San Nicolás de los Garza.
1959 The United Nations Assembly approves the “Declaration of the Rights of the Child”.
1975 After a long agony, Francisco Franco dies in Madrid, ending almost 40 years of dictatorship in Spain.
1984 SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
1985 Version 1.0 of Microsoft Windows goes on sale.
1995 Diana of Wales admits on TV that she has committed adultery.
1998 The Mexican painter Mario Orozco Rivera, disciple of David Alfaro Siqueiros, dies.
2015 Keith Michell, Australian actor who appeared in popular series such as “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”, as King Henry VIII and “Wuthering Heights” as “Heatchcliff”, dies.

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A day like today: November 20