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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 20 May 2022

1894  Day Six 1T Aus v Eng Australia need 177 to win, all out 166 on December - 20.  

1894  On December - 20 robert Menzies, Australian PM (1939-41, 1949-66)  

1895  On this day in history 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  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  On December - 20 gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935)  

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

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

1903  Gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer  

1909  On this day in history vagn Holmboe, composer  

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

1911  On this day in history hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967)  

1912  J Hartley Manners' "Peg O' My Heart," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1915  Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli Peninsula on this day in history.  

1915  Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia on December - 20.  

1915  Aziz Nesin, writer on December - 20.  

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  On this day in history russian secret police in Czech forms under Felix Dzerzjinski  

1918  The use of the collective title "Canadian National Railways" is authorized by order in council P.C. 3122 on December - 20.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

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  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.  

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1606  On December - 20 birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On December - 20 birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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 this day in history.  

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  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 December - 20.  

1494  On December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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