Reeder, Charles A. b. November 20, 1843 d. September 28, 1902 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery while a Private in Company G, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry for action at Battery Gregg, near Petersburg, Virgina on April 2, 1865. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag." He was one of five 12th West Virginia soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the war (the others being [Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Shinnston Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
O'Connor, Elsa b. November 20, 1906 d. April 7, 1947 Actress. Born Elsa Asunción Celestino in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was a popular film drama figure in the 1930's and 40s. Her many film credits included "Toolbar Mendoza" (1935), "Which Did not Spare" (1938), "Lady Companion" (1940), "I Knew That Woman" (1942), "Desire" (1944) and "The Dark Path" (1947). (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: Panteón de Actores, 1s 10 #339
Molyneux, John b. November 20, 1890 d. March 25, 1972 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in St. Helens, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, British Army. During an attack east of Langemarck, Belgium, on October 9, 1917, Sergeant Molyneux's battalion was held up by machine-gun fire causing many casualties. He quickly organized a bombing party to clear the trench in front of a house, killed a machine-gun crew and captured their weapons. He then called for someone to follow him and rushed for the house. By...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Helens Cemetery and Crematorium, St Helens, Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England Plot: Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance.
Cadore, Leon Joseph b. November 20, 1890 d. March 16, 1958 Professional Baseball Player. He played ten seasons in the major leagues as a pitcher with the Brooklyn Robins, Chicago White Sox and Brooklyn Giants. He appeared in 192 during his major league career. He is best remembered for pitching in the longest game in major league history on May 1, 1920 against Joe Oeschger. The game was called after 26 innings with the score tied one to one. He finished his major league career...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Pinecrest Memorial Park, Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho, USA
Cranston, William Wallace b. November 20, 1838 d. December 7, 1907 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Rank and Organization: Private, Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry Place and Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 2 May 1863. Birth: Champaign County, Ohio. Date of Issue: 15 December 1892. Citation:One of a party of 4 who voluntarily brought in a wounded Confederate officer from within the enemy's line in the face of a constant fire. Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Maximinus Daia Roman Emperor. He was born into a peasant family in approximately 270 AD. He served in the army, reaching the rank of tribune before being adopted by the Emperor Galerius. He ruled the Middle East and the southern part of Asia Minor as Caesar under the joint Emperors Constantius I and Galerius, before spending several years at Caesarea in Palestine. In July 306 AD Galerius was forced to accept Constantius I's son, the future Emperor Constantine, as Caesar in the West, and in 308 AD appointed...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Tomb of Maximinus Daia, Mersin, Mersin, Turkey
Harup, Karen Margrethe b. November 20, 1924 d. July 19, 2009 Olympic Gold Medalist. A swimmer, she took top honors for her country in the 100 meter backstroke at the 1948 London Olympiad. Highly skilled in her sport from early childhood, she was marked for Olympic success but saw her career delayed by World War II. Continuing to be a star in her native land where she captured about 30 national titles, she set two world records in relay events, in the 4 X 100 freestyle in 1943 and in the 3 X 100 medley in 1947. At the 1947 European Championships held in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Hvidovre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: KU71
Chatterton, Thomas [cenotaph] b. November 20, 1752 d. August 23, 1770 Poet. Famous for creating one of the 18th Century's most notorious literary hoaxes. He was the son of a church choirmaster who died three months before Thomas was born, and he grew up in poverty. At the age of eight he was sent to the school founded by Edward Colston, which was a charitable institution that took in poor boys. He began writing poetry and his love of literature continued after he left school at the age of 14, and started work at a local company copying legal documents. Through...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) St Mary Redcliffe Churchyard, Redcliffe, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England Plot: * Possible Cenotaph
Curley, James Michael b. November 20, 1874 d. November 12, 1958 US Congressman, 56th Massachusetts Governor, Boston Mayor. He was a Democratic political force in Massachusetts for 48 years, starting with his election to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1902, and he defeat as Mayor of Boston in 1950. He was elected to two separate stints in the United States House of Representatives, representing first the 10th, then the 12th Massachusetts Districts, serving from 1911 to 1914. 29 years later he was elected to represent the 11th District, serving from 1943 to...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Mount Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Mount Calvary Cemetery
Berberet, Lou b. November 20, 1929 d. April 6, 2004 Major League Baseball Player. Born in Long Beach, California, after serving in the US Army during the Korean War, he made his debut as a catcher for the New York Yankees on September 17, 1954. For seven seasons, he played with the New York Yankees (1954-1955), Washington Senators (1956-58), Boston Red Sox in 1959 and the Detroit Tigers in 1960. He ended his career with a record of 281 hits, 31 homeruns, 153 runs batted in, a 2.30 batting average and is one of only four regular catchers to field...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Taussig, Adm. Edward David b. November 20, 1847 d. January 29, 1921 US Navy Rear Admiral and Governor of Guam. Taussig entered the United States Naval Academy in 1863 and graduated in 1867. He was promoted to Ensign in 1868 and was assigned to the Gunboat Wateree. Taussig had numerous assignments before being promoted to Commander in August of 1898 including tours of duty aboard the U.S.S. Richmond in 1895 and the U.S.S. Blake. During the Spanish American War he commanded the U.S.S. Bennington. In December of 1898 he was ordered by President McKinley to go to...[Read More] (Bio by: John Schneider) United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Semels, Harry b. November 20, 1887 d. March 2, 1946 Actor. Born in New York City, he was a versatile character performer who appeared in over 315 films between 1917 and 1946. He often worked for Columbia Pictures and was a favorite in many Three Stooges movies most notable "Disorder in the Court" (1936), "Movie Maniacs" (1936) and "Three Little Sew and Sews" (1939). His other credits include "Here Comes the Bride" (1919), "Hawk of the Hills" (1927), "Drum Taps" (1933), "Dough Boys in Ireland" (1943) and "The Searching Wind" (1946). He died of a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 17, row T, # 94
Berthier, Louis-Alexandre b. November 20, 1753 d. June 1, 1815 French General. Berthier worked at the Hotel de la Guerre (Ministry of War) as early as 1768 under his father. By 1770, Berthier was a lieutenant. He joined Rochambeau's army in Newport, RI and served until 1783, when he joined the service of Frederick the Great. He returned to France on the General staff of the Hotel de la Guerre, obtaining the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1789 and colonel in 1791. In 1789, during the French Revolution, Berthier joined the Versailles militia and was named...[Read More] (Bio by: Dan Silva) Sankt Quirinus Kirche (Tegernsee), Bavaria (Bayern), Germany Plot: inner crypt
Denny, Reginald b. November 20, 1891 d. June 16, 1967 Actor. Born Reginald Leigh Dugmore in Surrey, England, he began his career on the English stage and his film appearing In "Niobe" (1915). He made films both in the United States and England until the 1960s, with credits to include "Sherlock Holmes" (1922), "Of Human Bondage" (1934), "Captain of the Clouds" (1942), "Cat Ballou" (1965) and "Assault on a Queen" (1967). For television, he appeared on "Cavalcade of America", "The Red Skelton Hour", "Playhouse 90", "The Colgate Comdet Hour" and "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Morning Light, Lot 7451
Gleason, Dr. Donald F. b. November 20, 1920 d. December 28, 2008 Scientist. He was a pathologist who devised the "Gleason score", a grading-scale used to assess the severity of, and help determine the best treatment for, prostate cancer. Raised in Litchfield, Minnesota, he was educated at the University of Minnesota, earning his M.D. in 1944, and, subsequently, a Ph.D. in physiology. After internship at the University of Maryland, and service in the US Army, he took his pathology residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dr...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina, Minnesota.
Alcorta, José Figueroa b. November 20, 1860 d. December 27, 1931 Argentina President. Born in Córdoba, Argentina, he was lawyer when he began his political career being elected a Congress Representative for Córdoba and became the Provincial Governor in 1895. In 1898, he was elected to the Argentina Congress as a Senator, serving until 1903. In 1904, he became Vice President of Argentina and he succeeded President Manuel Quintana, as President in 1906. He served in office until 1910 and was the only Argentine President to date to have presided in the three...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina