TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Nov. 20, 1789

New Jer­sey be­came the first state to rat­ify the Bill of Rights.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1620

Pere­grine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Mas­sachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English par­ents in present-day New Eng­land.

1969

The Nixon ad­min­is­tra­tion an­nounced a halt to res­i­den­tial use of the pes­ti­cide DDT as part of a to­tal phase­out. A group of Amer­i­can In­dian ac­tivists be­gan a 19-month oc­cu­pa­tion of Al­ca­traz Is­land in San Fran­cisco Bay.

1976

The boxing drama “Rocky,” star­ring Sylvester Stal­lone as a jour­ney­man fighter who’s given the chance to face the heavy­weight cham­pion, pre­miered in New York.

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