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December 20th

December 20th is the 354th day of the year (355th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about December 20th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 20th

1868 Harvey Samuel Firestone (businessman - founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Company)

1894 Sir Robert Menzies (Australian Prime Minister 1939-1941, 1949-1966)

1937 John Horton Conway (mathematician - Conway's Game of Life)

1946 Uri Geller (magician)

1946 John Spencer (actor)

1948 Alan Parsons (musician)

1952 Jenny Agutter (actress)

1952 Terry George (screenwriter, film director)

1957 Billy Bragg (singer, musician, political activist)

1980 Ashley Cole (soccer player)

December 20th in History

1803 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase is completed.

1860 North Carolina and South Carolina is the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.

1917 Cheka, the first Soviet secret police organization, is founded.

1924 Adolf Hitler released from Lansberg Prison.

Adolf Hitler

1951 EBR-I (USA) is the first nuclear power station to generate electricity: enough to power four light-bulbs.

1955 Cardiff proclaimed capital city of Wales.

1957 Beoing 707 makes its first flight.

1960 National Liberation Front of Vietnam (the Vietcong) founded.

1989 USA invades Panama.

1996 NeXT merges with Apple.

1999 Portugal hands over Macau to China.

December 20th is also

Feast of Saint Dominic of Silos (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch (Eastern Orthodox)

Saint Ignatius of Antioch


People born on December 20th are Sagittarius


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