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Historical Events In December - 20

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

1976  Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1977  First Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1978  On December - 20 h.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1980  USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1981  "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1982  Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95 on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1983  On this day in history pLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1984  On this day in history 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in the Yale library  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach NY on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1987  Worst peacetime shipping disaster, Dona Paz collides with Vector 1,749 confirmed deaths (probably closer to 3,000) on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1988  Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49 on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  US troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1990  On this day in history eduard Shevardnadze resigns as Soviet foreign minister  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1990  Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15 on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1990  On this day in history soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  On this day in history andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1993  On December - 20 moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1994  Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85 on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1995  On December - 20 nATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1995  John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90 on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1996  On this day in history amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1997  Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51 on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2006  Somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2012  Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2017  On this day in history lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2017  On this day in history uS House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2017  European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

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1494  On December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1539  On this day in history birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1594  On December - 20 birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

0860  On December - 20 death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on December - 20.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1494  On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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