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Historical Events In December - 20

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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

1922  On December - 20 charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)  

1923  On this day in history nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist  

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 this day in history.  

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

1926  David Levine, US painter on December - 20.  

1927  On December - 20 jim Simpson, sportscaster  

1928  First international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec on this day in history.  

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

1928  On this day in history charles Donald Adams, singer  

1929  On this day in history mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park  

1929  On this day in history heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager  

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 December - 20.  

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

1932  Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13 on December - 20.  

1932  John Hillerman, actor (Magnum PI) on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history bolivia & Paraguay sign weapon cease fire  

1933  Gordon Getty on December - 20.  

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

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 this day in history erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72  

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

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

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

1941  On December - 20 free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon  

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

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  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on December - 20.  

1537  On December - 20 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 December - 20.  

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on this day in history.  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on December - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on December - 20.  

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