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Monday, 20 November 2017

On this day: 20 November

ON THIS DAY- On this day in 1945, the Nuremberg trial of Nazis began, charging twenty Nazi leaders of war crimes. Extremist insurgents attempted the Grand Mosque seizure in Saudi Arabia on this day in 1979, calling for the overthrow of the House of Saud and declaring that the Mahdi had arrived in the form of one of their leaders. The Treaty of Paris of 1815 was signed in 1815 following the defeat and second abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte after France’s defeat in the Battle of Waterloo. More than 1,000 families of British servicemen began moving out of the Suez Canal Zone in 1951 as tensions between the British and Egyptians have been running high in the area. On this day in 1910, Francisco Madero launched a failed revolt that nonetheless sparked the Mexican Revolution by inspiring hope in such leaders as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, who then mobilized their ragged armies. Tanks were used effectively in warfare for the first time as the British deployed them in the Battle of Camrai in 1917. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was born on this day in 1957 and US Vice President Joe Biden in 1942. On this day in 1910, Russian author Leo Tolstoy died of heart failure and in 1975 Spanish dictator Francisco Franco died in Madrid. This time last year, banks began refinancing non-essential imports through the interbank market. In 2014, rumors that a Disneyland was being built in Egypt.

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