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Historical Events In December - 20

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

1898  On this day in history irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)  

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

1900  Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft) on this day in history.  

1900  Gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935) on December - 20.  

1901  On this day in history louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]  

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

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

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

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

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

1906  Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6) on this day in history.  

1907  Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91 on December - 20.  

1908  Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.  

1909  On December - 20 vagn Holmboe, composer  

1909  Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79 on December - 20.  

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

1912  On December - 20 j Hartley Manners' "Peg O' My Heart," premieres in NYC  

1915  On December - 20 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  Manuel Giro, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1917  Second conscription referendum in Australia and among forces overseas Proposal to introduce conscription defeated TOP on this day in history.  

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

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  On December - 20 audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up)  

1919  Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM) on December - 20.  

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

1920  Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG on December - 20.  

1921  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 on December - 20.  

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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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history 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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