This day in history - December 20

This day in history - December 20.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 20, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 20 were associated with events relating to the Virginia Company's Ships Departing for Virginia, Handing Over of New Orleans by the French, British Arriving to Reassert Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, First State to Secede from the Union, Release of Hitler from Landsberg Prison, Release of 'It's A Wonderful Life', First Nuclear Power Plant to Generate Electricity, 1952 Larson Air Force Base C-124 Crash, First Murders of the Zodiac Killer and American Airlines Flight 965 Disaster. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Christopher Newport, Bartholomew Gosnold, John Ratcliffe, Thomas Jefferson, John James Onslow, James Buchanan, Adolph Hitler, Frank Capra, James Stewart, Donna Reed, Walter Zinn, Frank Riggenbach, David Farady, Betty Lou Jenson and Nicholas Tafuri, Donald Williams.

Virginia Company's Ships Departing for Virginia - December 20, 1606: On this day in history, December 20, 1606, important events took place today in London, England, in respect of the Virginia Company's Ships Departing for Virginia. Three Virginia Company ships, the Susan Constant, captained by Christopher Newport; the Godspeed, captained by Bartholomew Gosnold; and the Discovery, captained by John Ratcliffe, left London on December 20, 1606. The ships arrived in Chesapeake Bay, with 104 settlers, on April 26, 1607. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1606 were Christopher Newport, Bartholomew Gosnold, John Ratcliffe. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: Virginia Company's Ships Departing for Virginia *** Date: December 20, 1606 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Handing Over of New Orleans by the French - December 20, 1803: On this day in history, December 20, 1803, important events took place today in Louisiana, USA, in respect of the Handing Over of New Orleans by the French. Following the purchase of the Louisiana territory from the French for the sum of $15,000,000, made during the Administration of President Thomas Jefferson; New Orleans was handed over to the United States, by the French, on December 20, 1803. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1803 were Thomas Jefferson. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: Handing Over of New Orleans by the French *** Date: December 20, 1803 *** Place: Louisiana, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

British Arriving to Reassert Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands - December 20, 1832: On this day in history, December 20, 1832, momentous events took place today in Port Egmont, Falkland Islands, with regard to the British Arriving to Reassert Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. The British brig sloop HMS Clio, under the command of Captain John James Onslow, arrived in Port Egmont on December 20, 1832, to reassert Britain's authority over the Falkland Islands. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1832 were John James Onslow. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: British Arriving to Reassert Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands *** Date: December 20, 1832 *** Place: Port Egmont, Falkland Islands *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First State to Secede from the Union - December 20, 1860: On this day in history, December 20, 1860, crucial events took place today in South Carolina, USA, relating to the First State to Secede from the Union. On December 20, 1860, during the Administration of President James Buchanan, South Carolina held a convention regarding secession from the United States. During the convention, held in Charleston, representatives voted in favor of secession by 169 to 0. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1860 were James Buchanan. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: First State to Secede from the Union *** Date: December 20, 1860 *** Place: South Carolina, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Release of Hitler from Landsberg Prison - December 20, 1924: On this day in history, December 20, 1924, crucial events took place today in Bavaria, Germany, relating to the Release of Hitler from Landsberg Prison. Following the failed Beer Hall Putsch in Munich, Adolph Hitler was arrested, on November 11, 1923, and sentenced to serve five years in Landsberg Prison, Bavaria. Hitler was released on December 20, 1924, after being pardoned by the Bavarian Supreme Court, having served a little over a year. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1924 were Adolph Hitler. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: Release of Hitler from Landsberg Prison *** Date: December 20, 1924 *** Place: Bavaria, Germany *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Release of 'It's A Wonderful Life' - December 20, 1946: On this day in history, December 20, 1946, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the Release of 'It's A Wonderful Life'. Frank Capra's Christmas fantasy 'It's A Wonderful Life' was released in New York on December 20, 1946. The film, which starred James Stewart and Donna Reed, was nominated for five Academy Awards and has become a Christmas classic. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1946 were Frank Capra, James Stewart, Donna Reed. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: Release of 'It's A Wonderful Life' *** Date: December 20, 1946 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Nuclear Power Plant to Generate Electricity - December 20, 1951: On this day in history, December 20, 1951, momentous events took place today in Idaho, USA, with regard to the First Nuclear Power Plant to Generate Electricity. The experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-1), was designed at the Argonne National Laboratory by Walter Zinn and his team. EBR-1 was installed near Arco, Idaho, and generated enough electricity to illuminate four 200 watt light bulbs on December 20, 1951. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1951 were Walter Zinn. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: First Nuclear Power Plant to Generate Electricity *** Date: December 20, 1951 *** Place: Idaho, USA *** Category: Industry *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

1952 Larson Air Force Base C-124 Crash - December 20, 1952: On this day in history, December 20, 1952, important events took place today in Washington, USA, in respect of the 1952 Larson Air Force Base C-124 Crash. A United States Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II took off from Larson Air Force Base to take U.S. Servicemen to San Antonio, Texas as part of Operation Sleighride. Just after take off the left wing touched the ground causing the aircraft to flip, break up and explode. 87 people were killed and 28 survived, including Lt. Frank Riggenbach. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1952 were Frank Riggenbach. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: 1952 Larson Air Force Base C-124 Crash *** Date: December 20, 1952 *** Place: Washington, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Murders of the Zodiac Killer - December 20, 1968: On this day in history, December 20, 1968, important events took place today in California, USA, in respect of the First Murders of the Zodiac Killer. David Faraday, 17, and Betty Lou Jenson, 16, were shot and killed in Lake Herman Road, Benicia, California, on December 20, 1968. The killings were attributed to the Zodiac serial killer who has never been identified. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1968 were David Farady, Betty Lou Jenson. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: First Murders of the Zodiac Killer *** Date: December 20, 1968 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

American Airlines Flight 965 Disaster - December 20, 1995: On this day in history, December 20, 1995, crucial events took place today in Buga, Colombia, relating to the American Airlines Flight 965 Disaster. Captain Nicholas Tafuri and First Officer Donald Williams were in the cockpit of American Airways Flight 965 flying from Miami to Cali, Colombia, on December 20, 1995. Due to navigational errors the aircraft crashed into a mountain, on approach to Cali, killing 159 people. There were four survivors . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 20, 1995 were Nicholas Tafuri, Donald Williams. Facts on this day in History December 20: Events on this day in history: American Airlines Flight 965 Disaster *** Date: December 20, 1995 *** Place: Buga, Colombia *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

December 20

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