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Historical Events In December - 20

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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  H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail on this day in history.  

1980  On December - 20 uSSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin  

1981  "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway on December - 20.  

1982  Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95 on December - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1988  On December - 20 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 this day in history max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49  

1989  On this day in history uS troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him  

1989  Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77 on December - 20.  

1990  Eduard Shevardnadze resigns as Soviet foreign minister on December - 20.  

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 December - 20.  

1993  Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64 on December - 20.  

1994  On December - 20 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 this day in history.  

1996  Amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 20.  

2017  Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre on December - 20.  

2017  US House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades on this day in history.  

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  

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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  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on December - 20.  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.  

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

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

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  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

1022  On December - 20 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  On December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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