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Historical Events In December - 20

Saturday, 24 October 2020

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

1922  Charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family) on this day in history.  

1923  Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist on this day in history.  

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

1924  On December - 20 errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)  

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

1926  On this day in history cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring  

1926  David Levine, US painter on December - 20.  

1927  Jim Simpson, sportscaster on this day in history.  

1928  First international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec on December - 20.  

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

1928  On this day in history charles Donald Adams, singer  

1929  Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park on December - 20.  

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

1929  Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia on December - 20.  

1929  Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90 on December - 20.  

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

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  Gordon Getty on December - 20.  

1935  Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii on December - 20.  

1936  On this day in history baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid  

1937  On this day in history bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia  

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  Radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service on this day in history.  

1939  Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service on this day in history.  

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

1940  On this day in history connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000  

1941  Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon on December - 20.  

1942  On December - 20 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta  

1942  Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63 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  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.  

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

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

1594  On December - 20 birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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 December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

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 this day in history death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

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 December - 20.  

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

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