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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 26 February 2021

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

1977  First Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut on December - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1981  On December - 20 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway  

1982  On this day in history artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95  

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

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

1986  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 December - 20 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 December - 20.  

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  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  On this day in history 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 December - 20.  

1995  John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90 on December - 20.  

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

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 December - 20 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  On this day in history 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.  

2012  On this day in history apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities  

2017  Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre on December - 20.  

2017  On December - 20 uS House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades  

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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  On December - 20 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  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.  

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  


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  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

0910  On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

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

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