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Historical Events In December - 20

Monday, 28 September 2020

1860  SC votes 169-0 for Ordinance of Secession, first state to secede on this day in history.  

1860  South Carolina secedes from the American Union, and joined the Confederacy on December - 20.  

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

1861  Battle of Dranesville, VA on December - 20.  

1862  On this day in history -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  De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens on December - 20.  

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

1867  On December - 20 fini Valdemar Henriques, composer  

1868  Harvey S Firestone, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road on this day in history.  

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  Henry Kimball Hadley, composer on this day in history.  

1872  On December - 20 lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer  

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

1876  Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US on this day in history.  

1879  Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park on this day in history.  

1880  On this day in history new York's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way"  

1880  Battle at Bronker's Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten on December - 20.  

1881  Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers) on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history 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 this day in history bozidar Sirola, composer  

1891  Strongman Louis Cyr withstands the pull of 4 horses on this day in history.  

1891  On December - 20 strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses  

1892  On December - 20 phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne  

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  On this day in history 1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia  

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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 December - 20.  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on December - 20.  

1539  On this day in history birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  On December - 20 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  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

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

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on December - 20.  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  

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

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on December - 20.  

1494  On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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