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Historical Events In December - 20

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

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

1894  On this day in history robert Menzies, Australian PM (1939-41, 1949-66)  

1895  Susanne Langer, US, philosopher/educator (Philosophy in a New Key) on this day in history.  

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

1900  Giacobini discovers a comet which later will be visited bya spacecraft on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)  

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

1901  Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20] on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history george EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews  

1903  On this day in history gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56  

1904  On this day in history albert Van Dekker, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture)  

1905  On December - 20 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)  

1906  Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet on December - 20.  

1906  Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6) on December - 20.  

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

1908  On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer  

1909  On December - 20 vagn Holmboe, composer  

1909  On December - 20 benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79  

1911  On December - 20 hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967)  

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

1915  On this day in history last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli Peninsula  

1915  On this day in history russian troops overrun Qom, Persia  

1915  On December - 20 aziz Nesin, writer  

1916  On December - 20 michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader  

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

1917  On this day in history second conscription referendum in Australia and among forces overseas Proposal to introduce conscription defeated TOP  

1917  Russian secret police in Czech forms under Felix Dzerzjinski on this day in history.  

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

1918  On this day in history eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees," premieres in NYC  

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

1919  On this day in history canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)  

1919  On this day in history canadian Natl Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)  

1920  On December - 20 bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG  

1921  On this day in history 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  On December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

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  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  On December - 20 birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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

1626  On December - 20 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  On December - 20 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  On December - 20 alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  

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

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