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Today In History - December 20th
YearHistoric Event
1606Va Co settlers leave London to establish Jamestown
1699Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed - Sept 1 to Jan 1
17901st successful US cotton mill (Pawtucket RI)
1803Louisiana Purchase was formally transferred from France to US
1812Sacagawea Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark dies
1820Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50
1850Hawaiian PO established
1860SC becomes 1st state to secede from US
1864Union Gen. Sherman continued his `march to the sea.' Savannah Ga
1879Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park
1883Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls
1892Pneumatic automobile tire patented
1892Phileas Fogg completes around world trip according to Verne
1919Canadian National Railways established (longest on continent with more than 50 000 kilometers of track in US & Canada)
192214 republics formed USSR
1929Mt Davidson dedicated as city park
1939Radio Australia starts shortwave service
1944Battle of Bastogne Nazis surrounded 101st Airborne (NUTS!)
1963Berlin Wall opened for 1st time to West Berliners
1968Author John Steinbeck dies in NY at 66
1976Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley dies at 74
1976Israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns
19771st Space walk made by G. Grechko from Salyut
1982Arthur Rubinstein pianists dies in Geneva Switzerland at 95
1983Islanders scored 11 goals against Penguins

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