November 20

This Day in History


SETI Institute Founded, Searches for Alien Life

"On this day in 1984, the SETI Institute, dedicated to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, was founded by Thomas Pierson and its current director Dr Jill Tarter. One question that has … (more...)


Grand Mosque Seizure

"On this day in 1979, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Islamic dissidents led a brazen armed attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, one of Islam’s holiest sites. The siege lasted two weeks, took h … (more...)


Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – 70 years of Marriage

One of the most momentous weddings of modern British history took place on 20th November 1947, at Westminster Abbey, with the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. This … (more...)


Nuremberg Trials Begin

This day marks the start of the International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, during which 24 high-ranking Nazis are held accountable for atrocities perpetrated during World War II. The … (more...)