About December 20

December 20, 2021 is the 354th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 43 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.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
  • 1942
    World War II: Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese.
  • 1946
    The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
  • 1951
    The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.
  • 1960
    National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
  • 1968
    The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
  • 1973
    The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
  • 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).
  • 1988
    The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is signed in Vienna.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 160.
  • 1999
    Macau is handed over to the People’s Republic of China by Portugal.
  • 2005
    In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.

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