On this day: November 20

POSTED: 09:19 AM PST Nov 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 19, 2015 

The Nuremberg Trials begin, Princess Elizabeth gets married, "Terms of Endearment" premieres in New York City, Windows 1.0 is released, and Michael Jackson is arrested, all on this day.

OTD November 20 - Essex whaleship
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1820: An 80-ton sperm whale attacks and sinks the Nantucket, Massachusetts, based whaling ship Essex in the southern Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. Herman Melville's 1851 novel "Moby-Dick" is in part inspired by this incident.


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