Today in history – November 20, 2019

1789 – New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

1945 – 24 German leaders went on trial at Nuremberg before the International War Crimes Tribunal.

1969 – The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase-out.

1985 – The first version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released.

2002 – President George W. Bush called for a “coalition of the willing” to help the United States disarm Iraq if necessary.