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Historical Events In December - 20

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1922  14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR) on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)  

1923  Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist on December - 20.  

1924  Adolf Hitler freed from jail early on December - 20.  

1924  Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen) on this day in history.  

1925  Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders) on December - 20.  

1926  Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history david Levine, US painter  

1927  Jim Simpson, sportscaster on December - 20.  

1928  On December - 20 first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec  

1928  On December - 20 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Que  

1928  Charles Donald Adams, singer on December - 20.  

1929  On December - 20 mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park  

1929  On December - 20 heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager  

1929  On December - 20 milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia  

1929  Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1930  On this day in history learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)  

1932  On this day in history queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13  

1932  On December - 20 john Hillerman, actor (Magnum PI)  

1933  Bolivia & Paraguay sign weapon cease fire on this day in history.  

1933  On December - 20 gordon Getty  

1935  Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii on this day in history.  

1936  Baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid on this day in history.  

1937  Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia on December - 20.  

1937  Erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history v.K. Zworykin receives patent on the Iconoscope TV system  

1938  Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system on this day in history.  

1939  On December - 20 radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service  

1939  On December - 20 radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service  

1939  On this day in history hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide  

1940  Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 on December - 20.  

1941  On this day in history free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon  

1942  1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta on December - 20.  

1942  On December - 20 jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63  

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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 December - 20.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

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  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

1022  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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