Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 20 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 20 DECEMBER
1989 | The American invasion of Panama removes Manuel Noriega. The invasion involved both land, sea and air where thousands of U.S troops arrived in Panama.
1999 | Twenty-two years ago, Macau was handed over to China by Portugal.
1973 | The Prime Minister of Spain, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, was killed in a car bomb attack in Madrid.
1952 | The U.S. C-124 air force crashed and burned in Lake Moses, Washington, killing 87 people, on this day.
1996 | American scientist and astronomer, Carl Edward Sagan, 62.
2019 | Bangladeshis social worker and founder of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) in 1972, Fazle Abed, 83.
1552 | Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora, 53.
1966| American civil rights leader, Lucy Burns, 87.
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1998 | French football player who plays as striker for Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Kylian Mbappé.
1946 | American television producer,Richard Anthony Wolf.
1983 | British actress and model, Lucy Pinder.
1966 | British actor, Paul Ritter.
ON THIS DAY: SPORTS
1962 | Don Meyers sets a world indoor pole-vault record when he cleared 16 feet, 1-1/4 inches on this day.
1962 | For the first time the Osmond Brothers appeared on NBC-TV’s “Andy Williams Show”
1975 | Bernie Leadon was replaced by Joe Walsh to join the Eagles.
The largest man-made lake in the world and used for commercial fishing activities and to supply hydroelectric power is Lake Kariba in central Africa, between Zambia and Zimbabwe.