Historical Political Events for November 20

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Year Event
1789 New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1910 Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I. Madero.
1962 Executive Order 11063, issued this date, prohibited racial discrimination in federally owned and operated housing, in public housing built with federal assistance, and new housing funded through FHA and VA loans.
1975 An interim report by the U.S. Senate reveals that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had plotted to kill foreign leaders, including Fidel Castro of Cuba and Patrice Lumumba of the Congo. (From The Encarta® 2000)
1993 Congress passed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which would significantly reduce trade barriers between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
1996 Today's Health Advisory: Eating out is dangerous to your health according to CSPI. (It may be that Eating In is also dangerous. They are looking into it.) More things to worry about.
1998 Attorneys General from 46 states agree to a $206-billion, 25-year settlement with the U.S. tobacco industry. Did they spend the money as they were supposed to? Not likely.
and . . .
Quote of
the Day
No state has been quite so brazen in distorting the purpose of the settlement money as tobacco-producing North Carolina, which has directed only 1.2% of tobacco settlement revenues to smoking prevention. Incredibly, $400,000 of settlement money is being spent in Rural Nash County for water and sewer engineering to attract a tobacco-processing plant.
    — According to the July 1, 2002, Time Magazine
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