Historical Events In December - 20
Friday, 26 February 2021
1976 On December - 20 richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
1977 First Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut on December - 20.
1978 On December - 20 h.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail
1980 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on this day in history.
1981 On December - 20 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway
1982 On this day in history artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
1983 On December - 20 pLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
1984 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in the Yale library on December - 20.
1986 On this day in history white teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach NY
1987 On December - 20 worst peacetime shipping disaster, Dona Paz collides with Vector 1,749 confirmed deaths (probably closer to 3,000)
1988 On this day in history animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London
1988 On this day in history nBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
1988 On December - 20 max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49
1989 US troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him on December - 20.
1989 On December - 20 audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
1990 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1991 On this day in history andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
1993 On this day in history moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64
1994 Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85 on December - 20.
1995 NATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia on December - 20.
1995 John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90 on December - 20.
1996 Amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies on December - 20.
1997 Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51 on December - 20.
2005 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 on December - 20.
2006 Somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa on December - 20.
2007 On December - 20 a group of activist Lakota Indians send a letter to the United States State Department declaring their secession from the Union.
2007 On December - 20 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 On this day in history 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 , by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.
2012 On this day in history apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
2017 Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre on December - 20.
2017 On December - 20 uS House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades
2017 On this day in history european Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights