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Historical Events In December - 20

Sunday, 09 May 2021

1922  On December - 20 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)  

1922  On December - 20 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  On this day in history errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)  

1925  On December - 20 bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)  

1926  Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring on December - 20.  

1926  On December - 20 david Levine, US painter  

1927  Jim Simpson, sportscaster on December - 20.  

1928  On this day in history first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec  

1928  1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Que on this day in history.  

1928  On December - 20 charles Donald Adams, singer  

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

1929  Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia  

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

1930  Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5) on December - 20.  

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

1932  On this day in history john Hillerman, actor (Magnum PI)  

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

1933  On December - 20 gordon Getty  

1935  On this day in history pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii  

1936  On December - 20 baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid  

1937  Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia on this day in history.  

1937  On December - 20 erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72  

1938  On December - 20 v.K. Zworykin receives patent on the Iconoscope TV system  

1938  Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system on December - 20.  

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

1939  On this day in history radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service  

1939  On December - 20 hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide  

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

1941  Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon on this day in history.  

1942  On December - 20 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta  

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 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 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  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.  

1606  On December - 20 birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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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 this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

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

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on December - 20.  

1073  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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

1494  On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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