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Historical Events In December - 20

Monday, 20 September 2021

1976  On December - 20 richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74  

1977  On December - 20 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  USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on December - 20.  

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

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  White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach NY on December - 20.  

1987  On this day in history 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  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 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 this day in history.  

1990  Eduard Shevardnadze resigns as Soviet foreign minister on this day in history.  

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 December - 20.  

1995  NATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia on this day in history.  

1995  On December - 20 john Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90  

1996  On this day in history amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies  

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 this day in history.  

2006  On this day in history somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa.  

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  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 on December - 20.  

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  On December - 20 apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities  

2017  On this day in history lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre  

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 December - 20.  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on this day in history.  

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

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

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on this day in history.  

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


Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On December - 20 death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

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

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  On December - 20 death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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

1494  On December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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