The Week in History: November 20-24

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

November 20

1920: President Woodrow Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1966: Pittsburgh QBs were sacked by Dallas an NFL record 12 times
1971: Richard Petty won the 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup
1983: The Cleveland Browns shutout the New England Patriots 30-0

November 21

1620: Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact
1789: Constitution ratified by North Carolina (12th US State)
1865: Shaw University in Raleigh was formed
1970: New York Knicks played 1st game against the Cleveland Cavaliers (won 102-94)

November 22

1930: College football game broadcast to England for the 1st time (Harvard defeated Yale 13-0)
1950: Ft. Wayne Pistons defeated Minneapolis Lakers 19-18 in the NBA’s lowest scoring game
1961: Frank Robinson became 1st baseball player to win MVP in both major leagues
1991: Patrick Ewing (NY Knicks) got $18.8 million for a 2 year extension

November 23

1887: Notre Dame lost first ever football game to Michigan 8-0
1965: Running back Mike Garrett of Southern Cal won the 31st Heisman Trophy
1984: Doug Flutie (QB, Boston College) passed for 472 yards against Miami (including 48 yard hail mary TD to win 47-45)
1992: The 10,000,000th cell phone as sold

November 24

1954: Air Force One (presidential airplane) was used for the first time
1960: Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record of 55 rebounds in one game
1982: Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles) named American League Rookie of the Year
20012: Alabama defeated Auburn 49-0 in the 77th Iron Bowl

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we will put it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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