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Historical Events In December - 20

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1976  Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74 on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  First Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1980  USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1984  33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in the Yale library on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  On this day in history white teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach NY  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On December - 20 worst peacetime shipping disaster, Dona Paz collides with Vector 1,749 confirmed deaths (probably closer to 3,000)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1988  On this day in history animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1988  On this day in history max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On this day in history uS troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On December - 20 audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  Eduard Shevardnadze resigns as Soviet foreign minister on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On this day in history pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On December - 20 soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On December - 20 andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On this day in history moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On December - 20 dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1995  On December - 20 nATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1995  On December - 20 john Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  On December - 20 amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1997  Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2005  On December - 20 205 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 Whatsapp

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

2007  A group of activist Lakota Indians send a letter to the United States State Department declaring their secession from the Union on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

2017  Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  US House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

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1494  On this day in history birth of oronce FinĂ©, French mathematician (d. 1555)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1539  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

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0069  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on December - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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