November 20 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Birmingham's first World of Beer franchise opened at Pickwick Plaza.
- 2005: The Alabama Southern Railroad began operating between Birmingham and Columbus, Mississippi.
- 2002: The Galleria Boulevard Flyover opened to traffic at 10:00 a.m.
- 1986: Olympic sprinters Emmit King and Lillie Leatherwood were married.
- 1974: Brierfield Ironworks was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1950: "Cousin Cliff" Holman made his television debut as Mr Bingle.
- 1950: Berthon's Cleaners opened their Southside drive-through location at 22nd Street and 7th Avenue South.
- 1945: A referendum was held to support capital improvements to Jefferson County Schools.
- 1938: The 1938 Southern Conference for Human Welfare meeting began in Birmingham.
- 1923: The Robert E. Lee Klan No. 1 inducted 2,100 new members at a torchlit ceremony at East Lake Park.
- 1826: The Alabama State Legislature met for the first time in Tuscaloosa.
- 1818: St Clair County was created by the Territorial General Assembly.
- 1957: Pro Football Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson was born.
- 1924: Alabama Crimson Tide football team physician Ernest Brock was born in Fairfield.
- 1921: Fashion designer Charles Kleibacker was born in Cullman.
- 1872: Physician and banker Ulysses Mason was born in Birmingham.
- 2011: Former Shelby County Tax Collector Fay Quick died.
- 2008: Artist Mary Ross Strudwick died.
- 1986: Journalist and novelist William Bradford Huie died in Guntersville.