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 , 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.