December 20 in History – What happened on 20 December in Past

✅ Published on December 20th, 2019 in December in History

20 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 20, the day number in a year is 354 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 355. December 20 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 20 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1722A Chinese emperor died after a reign of Kangxi longest (61 years), so his son Yongzheng was made emperor.
1745Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reached the river Esq.
1757Lord Clive was made the Governor of Bengal.
1780Britain declared war on Holland.
1803French flag The formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase in New Orleans from France to the US for $ 27m. Happened in
1808The original Covent Garden Theater in London was destroyed by fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts.
1812The first volume of Grimm's "Fairy Tales" was published in Germany.
1820Taxed $ 1 on unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50) in the US state of Missouri.
1827Mexico passed its first "expulsion law ", allowing Spain's citizens to be expelled in the next 6 months, and not until Spain was identified about Spain's 1810 Declaration of State Independence. Be barred from entry.
1830The independence of Belgium was recognized by the great powers.
1842The Military College of South Carolina was established.
1860South Carolina became the first of eleven slave states to secede from the United States, leading to the eventual creation of the Confederate States of America and later the American Civil War.
1860South Carolina became the first state to secede from the United States Union.
1875ICRM renamed International Committee of Red Cross ICRC).
1876The great poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay composed the national anthem \ Vande Mataram \.
1879Thomas Elva Edison performed the bright light.
1883The cantilever railway bridge opened at Niagara Falls.
1917Soviet intelligence police force \ cheka \ formed.
1938Vladimir Jevorikin received a patent for the Iconoscope television system.
1946Frank Capra's popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life was first released in New York City.
1955Cardiff was proclaimed as thecapital of Wales.
1955Indian Golf Association was formed.
1956Afro-American woman Rosa Parks fight against color discrimination in America paid off. Due to which the Supreme Court banned apartheid in buses.
1957December 20 The first flight of the Boeing 707, the first commercially successful jet airliner, took place.
1968The Zodiac Killer murdered the first of his five confirmed victims in Vallejo, California, a case that remains unsolved.
1973Spain's Prime Minister Admiral Louise Blanco was killed in a car bombing in Madrid.
1985In the Tirupati Balaji temple, Lord Venkateswara was offered a diamond studded crown valued at Rs 5.2 crore.
1987The deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history occurred when the MV Doña Paz sank after colliding with an oil tanker on the tables Strait in the Philippines, resulting in an estimated 4,000deaths.
1988The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances governing international cooperation against the illegal drug trade was signed in Vienna.
1988The Parliament approved the bill to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years through the 62nd Constitutional Amendment.
1989American forces invaded Panama to overthrow the government of Manuel Noriega.
1990India and Pakistan agreed not to carry out nuclear attacks on each other.
1993Donald Trump weds Marla Maples.
1993A cooperation agreement was signed in Brussels between India and the European Union.
1995"Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 14 performances.
1995As per the Dayton Agreement that ended the Bosnian War, the NATO-led FOR began peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1999Portugal returns Macau to China.
1999Portugal transferred sovereignty of Macau, which it has administered since the mid-16th century, to China.
1999Portugal ceded the Macao region to China.
2005US district court Judge John E. Jones III ruled against mandating the teaching of 'intelligent design' in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
2007Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Suzanne Bloch was stolen from theSão Paulo Museum of Art.
2007Pakistan's federal Sharia court called the Pakistan Citizenship Act discriminatory against women.
2009Nearly 100 people are killed by a runaway truck at a market in Kogi State, Nigeria.
2010The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology announces it has developed the first ever spherical robot with telescopic arms.
2011In Cairo, thousands of Egyptian women demonstrate against military police for abuse against female demonstrators in Tahir Square.
2012Atlanta Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in the world.
2013Bolivia's Tupac Katari is successfully launched from China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
2013Britain agrees to help Syria destroy over 165 tons of chemical weapons; the stockpile includes substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents.
2014U.S. officials return four Afghan prisoners to Afghanistan after more than ten years of detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the Obama administration is working to clear and release the remaining prisoners in order to close the facility.



Famous Birthdays of December 20 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1976Adam Powell / Business Man / United Kingdom
1979Michael Rogers / Cyclist / Australia
1494Oronce Finé / Mathematician / France
1861Ivana Kobilca / Painter / Slovenia
1949Oscar Gamble / Baseball Player / United States of America
1980Fitz Hall / Footballer / United Kingdom
1931Mala Powers / Actress / United States of America
1956Blanche Baker / Actress / United States of America
1946Lloyd Mumphord / Footballer / United States of America
1902Sidney Hook / Author / United States of America
1944Bobby Colomby / Drummer / United States of America
1942Bob Hayes / Footballer / United States of America
1965Robert Cavanah / Actor / Scotland
1927Charlie Callas / Actor / United States of America
1957Mike Watt / Writer / United States of America
1946Sonny Perdue / Politician / United States of America
1956Junji Hirata / Wrestler / Japan
1939Kathryn Joosten / Actress / United States of America
1961Mike Keneally / Writer / United States of America
1951Marta Russell / Author / United States of America
1960Nalo Hopkinson / Author / Canada
1626Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff / Politician / Germany
1908Dennis Morgan / Actor / United States of America
1898Konstantinos Dovas / Politician / Greece
1982David Cook / Writer / United States of America
1915Aziz Nesin / Poet / Turkey
1980Israel Castro / Footballer / Mexico
1933Olavi Salonen / Runner / Finland
1947Roger Alton / Journalist / United Kingdom
1982Mohammad Asif / Cricketer / Pakistan

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