Bo Derek turns 54 on November 20!
Quote of the day:
There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. – Oscar Levant
What’s happening on the Treasure Coast on November 20th?
6:30am – 9am Pre-Thanksgiving Run/Walk (Port St Lucie) – Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place
8am – 12pm The Farmers’ Market OceanSide Vero Beach – 2901 Ocean Drive. Vero Beach, FL 32963
8am – 12pm Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market – Fort Pierce Marina
8am – 3pm Festival of Crafts: Seasonal, holiday, Home decor. – United Church of Sebastian, 1251 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian
8am – 3:30pm DECA Holiday Bazaar: Crafts, gift items, fabric sales, toys, haircuts, culinary. – IRSC, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce
8:30am – 10am Breakfast with Santa (Vero Beach) – Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach
9am – 1pm Holiday Bazaar: Christmas crafts, bake sale, lunch, rummage, Backus prints. – First Christian Church, 1210 Hartman Road, Fort Pierce
9am – 2pm Young Eagles Flight Rally: Take to the skies. – Martin County Airport Witham Field, Galaxy Shade hanger, Stuart
9am – 3:30pm Fort Pierce Elkettes 1520 Annual Craft & Bake Sale – 608 South 5th Street, Fort Pierce
10am – 1pm Adoption Day: Celebrate families with adopted children. – Langford Park, 2325 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach
10am – 5pm Boat Show (Vero Beach) – Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, Vero Beach
10am – 7pm Festival Of Trees (Vero Beach) – Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach
11:30am – 1pm “Paws to Read” – Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
12pm – 2pm Survivalist School: With Hank Fannin. – Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie
12pm – 4pm Surfside Community Church’s block party for the community – Surfside Community Church, 3453 Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Pierce
12:30pm – 5:30pm Golf Tournament: Bent Pine Golf Club (Vero Beach) – Bent Pine Golf Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Vero Beach,
2pm – 4pm Fashion Show: Emeritus at Jensen Beach – Jensen Beach, 1700 N.E. Indian River Drive
2pm – 4pm “Fiddler on the Roof” – Vero Beach Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Ave., Vero Beach
4pm – 7pm Holiday Concert & Festival Of Trees (Vero Beach) – Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach
5:30pm – 8pm Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Fall Sundowner
6pm – 11pm Birthday Blast: Hibiscus Children’s Center – Willoughby Country Club, 3001 S.E. Doubleton Drive, Stuart
6:30pm – 8:30pm CASTLE’s Holiday Magic (Port St Lucie) – PGA Education Center, Port St. Lucie
7pm – 9pm Scene on Village Square: Movies under the stars – Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place
8pm – 10pm Perfect Wedding – Barn Theatre, Stuart
8pm – 10pm Led Zepplica: Tribute band – Sunrise Theare, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce
8pm – 11pm Speakeasy At Tuckahoe – Indian Riverside Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach,
What has happened in the past on November 20th?
- The Nuremberg Trials began. (1945) An international military tribunal, the first of its kind, consisting of members from France, the US, Great Britain and the Soviet Union began the trials of 24 leaders of the German Nazi party. They were tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace. The trial took nearly a year; sentencing resulted in three acquittals, 12 death sentences and nine prison sentences of varying periods.
- Graphic photos of the Vietnam War “My Lai Massacre” were published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. (1969) The massacre, which took place on March 16, 1968, was committed by the US Army against as many as 500 Vietnamese civilians of all ages and genders. The photos stunned the American public and exposed brutal atrocities that the US military initially tried to cover up. As many as 30 soldiers were involved in some fashion; 14 were charged and one, Officer William Calley, was convicted. Calley was sentenced to life in prison, but his sentence was later reduced, and he was paroled in November 1974 after spending three years under house arrest.
- Microsoft Windows® 1.0 was released. (1985) The first edition used 16-bit graphics and offered a graphical user interface (GUI) with multi-tasking capabilities. The operating system was sold on floppy disks.
- New Jersey ratified the Bill of Rights, becoming the first US state to do so. (1789) The Bill of Rights, which outlines the initial 10 US Constitution amendments, wouldn’t be completely ratified until December 15, 1791.
- The US and Russia launched Zarya, the first piece of the International Space Station. (1998) This module was funded by NASA and built in Moscow at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. The construction of the International Space Station continued for more than 10 years.
- A court in Afghanistan cleared Osama bin Laden of charges related to the bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. (1998) The court ruled he was “a man without sin.” Three years later, bin Laden would be responsible for the September 11 attacks on the US.
- The Mexican Revolution began. (1910) The Plan de San Luis Potosi was issued by revolutionary Francisco I. Madero, who would later become the president of Mexico from 1911 to 1913. The plan called for the overthrow of the Mexican government and denounced sitting President Porfirio Diaz. The revolution, which later turned into more of a civil war, would last about 10 years.
- The three-position traffic signal was patented. (1923) American inventor Garrett Morgan was awarded the patent for the stoplight that included a third option in addition to “stop” and “go.” His invention was a major step forward in traffic safety.
- The ship sinking that inspired Moby Dick took place. (1820) The Essex whaling ship had left Massachusetts on an expedition to hunt sperm whales to collect bone and oil, precious commodities at that time. One angry sperm whale attacked and sank the 238-ton (about 216,000-kg) ship. All the crew members escaped the attack, but after an 83-day voyage in lifeboats, only five survived.
- The first birth-control patch in the world was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. (2001) It was the first form of hormonal contraception that could be administered through the skin. The first patch was produced by Ortho-Evra.
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