December 20: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on December 20 throughout history. Sagittarius rules the 20th of December. On this day, JoJo (singer) (1990), Jonah Hill (1983), and Uri Geller were born (1946).


(December 20, 1841)
Ferdinand-Édouard Buisson, a French educator who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with German pacifist Ludwig Quidde in 1927, was born. photo source:


(December 20, 1860)
South Carolina became the first state to separate from the Union after Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. photo source:

(December 20, 1999)
On this day in 1999, following more than a decade of negotiations, China and Portugal finally established Macau as a special administrative province under Chinese control, ending centuries of Portuguese authority in the territory. photo source:

(December 20, 2019)
Since 1947, the United States Space Force has been the first new branch of the US Armed Forces. photo source:

(Died on December 20, 2020)
Ezra Vogel, American sociologist (b. 1930).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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