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Historical Events In December - 20

Tuesday, 09 March 2021

1860  On this day in history sC votes 169-0 for Ordinance of Secession, first state to secede  

1860  On December - 20 south Carolina secedes from the American Union, and joined the Confederacy  

1860  On this day in history sC votes 169-0 for Ordinace of Secession, 1st state to secede  

1861  Battle of Dranesville, VA on this day in history.  

1862  -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history robert Knox  

1864  On December - 20 -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC  

1865  On this day in history de Clear-Alkmaar railway opens  

1865  Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc) on this day in history.  

1867  Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer on this day in history.  

1868  Harvey S Firestone, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road on December - 20.  

1869  On December - 20 charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)  

1870  On this day in history pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)  

1871  On this day in history henry Kimball Hadley, composer  

1872  On this day in history lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer  

1875  T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green) on December - 20.  

1875  On this day in history michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75  

1876  Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses) on December - 20.  

1876  On this day in history hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US  

1879  Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park on December - 20.  

1880  On December - 20 new York's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way"  

1880  On this day in history battle at Bronker's Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten  

1881  On this day in history branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)  

1883  On December - 20 international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls  

1883  Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls on this day in history.  

1884  Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor on December - 20.  

1886  On December - 20 domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer  

1889  On this day in history bozidar Sirola, composer  

1891  Strongman Louis Cyr withstands the pull of 4 horses on December - 20.  

1891  Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses on December - 20.  

1892  Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne on this day in history.  

1892  On December - 20 pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse NY  

1893  First state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia on this day in history.  

1893  1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on this day in history.  

1537  On December - 20 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  On this day in history birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on this day in history.  

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.  

0217  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on December - 20.  

1073  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1355  On this day in history stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  

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