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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1860  On this day in history 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  Battle of Dranesville, VA on December - 20.  

1862  On December - 20 -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA  

1862  On December - 20 robert Knox  

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

1865  De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens on December - 20.  

1865  Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc) on December - 20.  

1867  On this day in history fini Valdemar Henriques, composer  

1868  On December - 20 harvey S Firestone, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road  

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

1870  Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina) on this day in history.  

1871  On December - 20 henry Kimball Hadley, composer  

1872  On December - 20 lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer  

1875  T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green) on this day in history.  

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  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 December - 20.  

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 this day in history international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls  

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

1884  Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor on this day in history.  

1886  Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1893  On December - 20 first state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia  

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 this day in history.  

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

1539  On this day in history 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  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.  

1606  On December - 20 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 this day in history 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 December - 20.  

1022  On December - 20 death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

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

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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