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Historical Events In December - 20

Monday, 02 August 2021

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

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  On this day in history battle of Dranesville, VA  

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

1862  Robert Knox on this day in history.  

1864  -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC on this day in history.  

1865  De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)  

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 December - 20 pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)  

1871  Henry Kimball Hadley, composer on December - 20.  

1872  Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer on this day in history.  

1875  On December - 20 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  On December - 20 tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park  

1880  New York's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way" on December - 20.  

1880  On December - 20 battle at Bronker's Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten  

1881  Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers) on December - 20.  

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  On this day in history 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 December - 20 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  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

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

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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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  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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 this day in history.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on December - 20.  

1355  On December - 20 stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on December - 20.  

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