About December 20

December 20, 2020 is the 355th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 54 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 20

  • 69
    Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor.
  • 1192
    Richard the Lion-Heart is captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after signing a treaty with Saladin ending the Third crusade.
  • 1522
    Siege of Rhodes: Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
  • 1606
    The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
  • 1803
    The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
  • 1860
    South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
  • 1915
    World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
  • 1924
    Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison
  • 1942
    World War II: Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese.
  • 1951
    The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.
  • 1952
    United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns in Moses Lake, Washington killing 87.
  • 1955
    Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
  • 1971
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
  • 1973
    The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
  • 1977
    Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
  • 1984
    The Summit tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines.
  • 1987
    History’s worst peacetime sea disaster, when the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).
  • 1989
    United States invasion of Panama: The United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega. This is also the first combat use of purpose-designed stealth aircraft.
  • 1991
    A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
  • 2005
    In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.

Coffee Love Do you drink coffee? Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Try this! Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters URUCATEA? Check your answers here: Word search URUCATEA. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)



Share or Link to This Page: