Historical Events In December - 20
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
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 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 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway on December - 20.
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 this day in history.
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 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years on December - 20.
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 On December - 20 audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
1990 Eduard Shevardnadze resigns as Soviet foreign minister on December - 20.
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 December - 20 andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
1993 On this day in history moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64
1994 On December - 20 dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85
1995 On December - 20 nATO assumes peacekeeping duties in Bosnia
1995 On December - 20 john Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90
1996 On December - 20 amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies
1997 Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51 on this day in history.
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.
2006 Somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa on this day in history.
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.
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 , 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 this day in history.
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 December - 20.
2017 European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights on December - 20.