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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
1870

Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)

Birth
1871

Henry Kimball Hadley, composer

Birth
1872

Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer

Birth
1875

T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)

Birth
1875

Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75

Death
1876

Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)

Birth
1876

Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson (1923-46)

Birth
1876

Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US

Death
1879

Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park

Event
1880

Battle at Bronker's Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten

Event
1880

NY's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way"

Event
1881

Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)

Birth
1883

Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls

Event
1884

Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor

Birth
1886

Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer

Birth
1886

Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, Calif, tennis player (US Open 1909-11)

Birth
1889

Bozidar Sirola, composer

Birth
1891

Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses

Event
1892

Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY

Event
1892

Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne

Event
1893

1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia

Event
1894

Robert Menzies, Australian PM (1939-41, 1949-66)

Birth
1894

England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket

Event
1894

Day Six 1T Aus v Eng Australia need 177 to win, all out 166

Event
1895

Susanne Langer, US, philosopher/educator (Philosophy in a New Key)

Birth