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Historical Events In December - 20

Saturday, 15 May 2021

1976  Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74 on December - 20.  

1977  First Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut on this day in history.  

1978  H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail on this day in history.  

1980  USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on this day in history.  

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

1982  Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95 on this day in history.  

1983  On December - 20 pLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon  

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  On December - 20 animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London  

1988  NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years on this day in history.  

1988  Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49 on this day in history.  

1989  On December - 20 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 this day in history.  

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  Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1994  Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85 on December - 20.  

1995  On this day in history nATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia  

1995  On this day in history john Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90  

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  On December - 20 somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

2017  European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights on December - 20.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1539  On this day in history 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 December - 20.  

1594  On December - 20 birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1606  On December - 20 birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On December - 20 birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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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  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on December - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on December - 20.  

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