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Amazing Facts - November 20

November 20 2008

November 20, 1815 in Paris signed a peace treaty between the defeated Napoleonic France and the winning alliance: Russia, Britain, Prussia and Austria. According to him, France had to pay a war indemnity of 700 million francs, while in its territory for a period of 3-5 years were occupation troops. At the same time in Paris was signed the act on the recognition and guarantee of perpetual neutrality of Switzerland and the inviolability of its borders.

November 20, 1921 in Yugoslavia was the Cathedral, took the decision on the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, and was elected the first head of the Synod of Metropolitan Anthony.

20 November 1935 appeared the first Marshal of the Soviet Union. Higher rank was conferred Blyukher, Budyonny, Voroshilov, AI Egorov and Tukhachevsky.

November 20, 1945 began the famous Nuremberg trials - the peoples court - over the leaders of German fascists. The defendants are brought Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Robert Ley, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Walter Funk, Hjalmar Schacht, Gustav Krupp, Karl O Lucifer, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Jodl, Martin Bormann (in absentia accused), Franz von Papen, Artur Seyss-Inquart, Albert Speer, Constantin von Neurath and Hans Fritzsche. Part of the accused Nazi war criminals were hanged, and some - was sentenced to prison.

November 20, 1992 record was set in a simulated dive to depths of the sea. 701 meter at a simulated diving with gas mixtures (hydrogen, oxygen and helium) dropped Theo Mavrostomos - it was done in Marseille, France.

20 November 1998 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launched the first module of the International Space Station (ISS) - Functional Cargo Block Zarya. Thus, today, the ISS will be 10 years old!

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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