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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

1894  On this day in history day Six 1T Aus v Eng Australia need 177 to win, all out 166  

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  On December - 20 irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)  

1900  Giacobini discovers a comet which later will be visited bya spacecraft on December - 20.  

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

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

1901  Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20] on December - 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  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  Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet on December - 20.  

1906  On December - 20 dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)  

1907  Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91 on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer  

1909  On December - 20 vagn Holmboe, composer  

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

1911  On this day in history 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  Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia on December - 20.  

1915  Aziz Nesin, writer on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 20.  

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  Eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees," premieres in NYC on December - 20.  

1918  On this day in history audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up)  

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

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

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  On this day in history birth of oronce FinĂ©, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  On this day in history 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 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  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  

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 this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

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

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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