The trend to share moments of our past on the fourth day of the week is all over social media, so why not join up and share some country music & historical events from this day, November 20th...

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1947
The future Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Ediburgh and former Prince of Greece and Denmark at Westminster Abbey. They are actual second cousins once removed! Before the marriage, Philip renounced his Greek and Danish titles and converted from Greek Orthodox to The Anglican Church. They received 2500 wedding gifts from around the globe!

 
 
 

1962
President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis. The 29 day standoff was a result of the Soviet Union's decision to install nuclear-armed ballistic missiles in Cuba, only 90 miles away from Florida. By the end of the year the missiles and bombers were removed from Cuba.

 
 
 
 
 

1975
Frederick Dierks Bentley was born on this day in 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona to Leon Fife Bentley, a bank vice-president, and Catherine Childs. His father was a First Lieutenant in World War II. His middle name, Dierks (which he now uses as his first name publicly), is also his mom's great-grandmother's surname. To date, he has released 9 studio albums and has 12 #1 songs on country radio.

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1977
Joshua Otis Turner born on this date and was raised in Hannah, South Carolina. His parents are both of English descent. To this day, the "Your Man" singer has released 5 studio albums with 4 #1 country songs on the radio.

1982
Many people just call it "The Play" as the California Bears pulled off the most improbable comeback in college football history against John Elway and the Stanford Cardinal.

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1984
American fast food giant McDonald's made & sold it's 50 billionth hamburger! By 1993, that number had reached 100 billion. Following that ratio, Mickey D's has made and sold more than 200 billion burgers as of today!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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1999
Released in July 1999 as the first single from her album Emotion, Martina McBride's "I Love You" was #1 and spent 5 weeks on top of the country music radio charts. The song was originally recorded for the 1999 film's soundtrack, Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

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2001
The very 1st installment of the popular J.K. Rowling adolescent book series climbed straight to #1 at the US box office. Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone was released 4 days earlier and ended up grossing over $974 million wordwide. The film series spanned a total of 8 movies over a 10 year period.