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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December 20th - This Day in History

Did you know in this day in History...

1802 The United States buys the Louisiana territory from France.

1869 South Carolina secedes from the Union.

1938 The first electronic television system is patented.

1948 The US Supreme Court announces that it has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal.

1989 US Troops invade Panama to oust General Manuel Noriega and replace him with Guillermo Endara.

2007 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest monarch in the history of the UK; previously, that honor belonged to Queen Victoria.

Learn some history today...


Anonymous said...

South Carolina left the union on 12/20/1860 after the election of Abraham Lincoln

Anonymous said...

Each/every year, Dec 20th is the day before calendar recognized 1st day of Winter (Dec 21st).

Boooooooo Old man winter, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

91 days until 1st day of SPRING (Mar 21st 2017)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:40 just remember 12/21 is also the shortest day of the year. While I'm not thrilled with the cold, it's the short days that kill me!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what 9:57 said. South Carolina seceded in 1860, BEFORE the Civil War started, not 1869, four years after it ended.