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Historical Events In December - 20

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1894  On December - 20 day Six 1T Aus v Eng Australia need 177 to win, all out 166  

1894  Robert Menzies, Australian PM (1939-41, 1949-66) on this day in history.  

1895  On December - 20 susanne Langer, US, philosopher/educator (Philosophy in a New Key)  

1898  Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama) on December - 20.  

1900  On this day in history giacobini discovers a comet which later will be visited bya spacecraft  

1900  Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft) on December - 20.  

1900  On this day in history gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935)  

1901  On December - 20 louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]  

1902  George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews on this day in history.  

1903  Gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56 on December - 20.  

1904  Albert Van Dekker, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture) on this day in history.  

1905  "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner) on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet  

1906  On this day in history dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)  

1907  On this day in history explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91  

1908  On December - 20 giulio Cesare Brero, composer  

1909  On this day in history vagn Holmboe, composer  

1909  Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1911  Hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967) on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history j Hartley Manners' "Peg O' My Heart," premieres in NYC  

1915  Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli Peninsula on December - 20.  

1915  Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history aziz Nesin, writer  

1916  Michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader on December - 20.  

1916  On December - 20 manuel Giro, composer, dies at 68  

1917  Second conscription referendum in Australia and among forces overseas Proposal to introduce conscription defeated TOP on December - 20.  

1917  Russian secret police in Czech forms under Felix Dzerzjinski on December - 20.  

1918  The use of the collective title "Canadian National Railways" is authorized by order in council P.C. 3122 on this day in history.  

1918  On December - 20 eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees," premieres in NYC  

1918  Audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up) on December - 20.  

1919  Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM) on this day in history.  

1919  On December - 20 canadian Natl Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)  

1920  On this day in history bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG  

1921  On December - 20 aL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7  

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

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

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

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

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

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

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  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

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

0910  On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on December - 20.  

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 December - 20.  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  

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