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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
1915

Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia

Event
1916

William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70

Death
1916

Manuel Giro, composer, dies at 68

Death
1917

Russian secret police in Czech forms under Felix Dzerzjinski

Event
1918

Audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up)

Birth
1918

Eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees," premieres in NYC

Event
1919

Canadian Natl Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)

Event
1919

US House of Representatives restricts immigration

Event
1920

Bob Hope became an American citizen

Event
1920

V„in” Linna, writer

Birth
1920

Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG

Event
1921

AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7

Event
1922

Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president

Event
1922

Charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)

Birth
1922

George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)

Birth
1922

14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)

Event
1923

Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist

Birth
1924

Ingeborg E A "Inge" Beekman, actress (Horizon)

Birth
1924

Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)

Birth
1924

F Mayr”cker, writer

Birth
1924

Adolf Hitler freed from jail early

Event
1925

Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)

Birth
1925

Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mahamad, premier of Malaysia (1981- )

Birth
1925

Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect

Birth
1925

Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer

Birth