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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

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

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.  

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On December - 20 death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

1022  On this day in history death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

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 this day in history.  

1494  On December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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