Historical Events In December - 20
Tuesday, 05 July 2022
1860 SC votes 169-0 for Ordinance of Secession, first state to secede on this day in history.
1860 On December - 20 south Carolina secedes from the American Union, and joined the Confederacy
1860 On December - 20 sC votes 169-0 for Ordinace of Secession, 1st state to secede
1861 On December - 20 battle of Dranesville, VA
1862 On December - 20 -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA
1862 Robert Knox on December - 20.
1864 On this day in history -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC
1865 On December - 20 de Clear-Alkmaar railway opens
1865 Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc) on this day in history.
1867 On this day in history fini Valdemar Henriques, composer
1868 On this day in history harvey S Firestone, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road
1869 Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady) on December - 20.
1870 On December - 20 pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
1871 On this day in history henry Kimball Hadley, composer
1872 Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer on December - 20.
1875 On this day in history t F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
1875 On December - 20 michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
1876 On this day in history jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)
1876 On December - 20 hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US
1879 On December - 20 tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park
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 December - 20.
1884 Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor on December - 20.
1886 On December - 20 domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer
1889 On December - 20 bozidar Sirola, composer
1891 On December - 20 strongman Louis Cyr withstands the pull of 4 horses
1891 Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses on this day in history.
1892 On this day in history phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
1892 Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse NY on this day in history.
1893 On December - 20 first state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia
1893 1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia on this day in history.