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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
1938

Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system

Event
1939

Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer

Birth
1939

Klaus Schweizer, composer

Birth
1939

Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide

Death
1939

Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service

Event
1939

Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two)

Birth
1940

Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat and Tears)

Birth
1940

Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000

Event
1941

Japanese troops lands on Mindanao

Event
1941

Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miqu‚lon

Event
1941

Frank Creton, Suriname/Neth painter

Birth
1942

Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63

Death
1942

1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta

Event
1942

Robert L Hayes, Jacksonville Fla, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964)

Birth
1943

"International" is no longer USSR National Anthem

Event
1943

Angel Tompkins, Albany Calif, actress (Gloria-Search) [or 12/29/49]

Birth
1944

Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70

Death
1944

G Wolfgruber, writer

Birth
1944

Robert Colomby, NYC, rock drummer (Blood Sweat and Tears-When I Die)

Birth
1944

Archbishop De Young and bishop Huibers condemn black market

Event
1944

Terence Rattigans "O Mistress Mine," premieres in London

Event
1944

Bishop forbids membership in non Catholic unions

Event
1944

Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)

Event
1945

Rationg of auto tires ends in US

Event
1945

Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies

Death