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 , 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