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Historical Events In December - 20

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1976  Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history first Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut  

1978  On December - 20 h.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail  

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

1981  On this day in history "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway  

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

1983  PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon on this day in history.  

1984  On December - 20 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in the Yale library  

1986  On December - 20 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  Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London on this day in history.  

1988  NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years on December - 20.  

1988  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15  

1990  On December - 20 soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns  

1991  On this day in history andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies  

1993  On December - 20 moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64  

1994  Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1995  On December - 20 nATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia  

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  Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51 on December - 20.  

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 December - 20.  

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

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

2017  On December - 20 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  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on December - 20.  

1539  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on December - 20.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.  

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

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

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  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on December - 20.  

1494  On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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