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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
1898

Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)

Birth
1900

Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)

Event
1900

Gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935)

Birth
1901

Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]

Birth
1901

Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)

Birth
1902

Max Lerner, US, columnist (NY Post)

Birth
1902

George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews

Birth
1902

Sidney Hook, anticommunist philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom)

Birth
1903

Gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56

Death
1904

Albert Van Dekker, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture)

Birth
1904

[Schmidt] Hans Burkhardt, artist

Birth
1905

"Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)

Birth
1906

Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet

Event
1906

Lowell Gilmore, MN, actor (Living Christ Series)

Birth
1906

Irving Krick, meteorologist

Birth
1906

Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)

Birth
1907

Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91

Event
1908

Giulio Cesare Brero, composer

Birth
1908

Norman Hackforth, broadcaster

Birth
1909

Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79

Death
1909

Vagn Holmboe, composer

Birth
1911

Hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts and Letters 1967)

Birth
1912

J Hartley Manners' "Peg O' My Heart," premieres in NYC

Event
1912

Paul Claudels "L'Annonce Faite … Marie," premieres in Paris

Event
1915

Aziz Nesin, writer

Birth