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Historical Events In December - 20

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1976  Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74 on December - 20.  

1977  On December - 20 first Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut  

1978  On this day in history h.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail  

1980  USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on December - 20.  

1981  On December - 20 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway  

1982  On December - 20 artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95  

1983  On this day in history pLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon  

1984  On this day in history 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in the Yale library  

1986  On December - 20 white teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach NY  

1987  Worst peacetime shipping disaster, Dona Paz collides with Vector 1,749 confirmed deaths (probably closer to 3,000) on December - 20.  

1988  Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London on December - 20.  

1988  On December - 20 nBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years  

1988  On this day in history max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49  

1989  On December - 20 uS troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him  

1989  On this day in history audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77  

1990  On December - 20 eduard Shevardnadze resigns as Soviet foreign minister  

1990  Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15 on this day in history.  

1990  Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns on December - 20.  

1991  Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies on this day in history.  

1993  On this day in history moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64  

1994  On this day in history dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85  

1995  NATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia on December - 20.  

1995  John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90 on December - 20.  

1996  On December - 20 amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies  

1997  On this day in history dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51  

2005  On this day in history 205 New York City transit strike: New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 10 goes on strike for three days, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.  

2006  Somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa on December - 20.  

2007  A group of activist Lakota Indians send a letter to the United States State Department declaring their secession from the Union on this day in history.  

2007  On this day in history an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 ML hits the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, causing one death and significant damage in the town of Gisborne.  

2007  The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, together with O Lavrador de Café [3], by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari on this day in history.  

2012  Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities on this day in history.  

2017  On December - 20 lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre  

2017  On December - 20 uS House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades  

2017  European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  On this day in history birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

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

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

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

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  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  On December - 20 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  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 December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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