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  • Landsberg, Germany
    Saturday Dec 20, 1924

    Adolf Hitler

    Released from jail

    Landsberg, Germany
    Saturday Dec 20, 1924

    There, he received friendly treatment from the guards, and was allowed mail from supporters and regular visits by party comrades. Pardoned by the Bavarian Supreme Court, he was released from jail on 20 December 1924, against the state prosecutor's objections. Including time on remand, Hitler served just over one year in prison.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Friday Dec 20, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    The three topics under discussion

    Havana, Cuba
    Friday Dec 20, 1946

    In 1946, Lansky called a meeting of the heads of the major crime families in Havana that December, dubbed the Havana Conference. The ostensible reason was to see singer Frank Sinatra perform. However, the real reason was to discuss mob business with Luciano in attendance. The three topics under discussion were: the heroin trade, Cuban gambling, and what to do about Siegel and his floundering Flamingo Hotel project in Las Vegas.




  • Panama City, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operation Nifty Package

    Panama City, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Operation Nifty Package was an operation launched by Navy SEALs to prevent Noriega's escape. They sank Noriega's boat and destroyed his jet, at a cost of four killed and nine wounded.




  • Pacora River Bridge, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Securing Pacora River Bridge

    Pacora River Bridge, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Elements of 1st and 3rd Bn, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conducted air assault and secured Pacora River Bridge preventing PDF reinforcements from reaching Omar Torrijos Airport and Panama City.




  • Gamboa, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Raid at Renacer Prison

    Gamboa, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    The Raid at Renacer Prison was an attack on the El Renacer prison in Gamboa, Panama, by units of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army on 20 December 1989, during the United States invasion of Panama. During the raid the U.S. military was able to free the sixty-four prisoners held in the detention facility.




  • Colón, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operations in Colon City

    Colón, Panama
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    3d Bde, 7th Infantry Division (L) (4/17th Inf) began operations in Colon City, the Canal Zone, and Panama City.




  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    The official U.S. justification For The invasion

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 1989

    The official U.S. justification for the invasion was articulated by President George H. W. Bush on the morning of 20 December 1989, a few hours after the start of the operation.


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 20, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article I

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 20, 1998

    Article I charged that Clinton lied to the grand jury concerning: - the nature and details of his relationship with Lewinsky - prior false statements he made in the Jones deposition - prior false statements he allowed his lawyer to make characterizing Lewinsky's affidavit - his attempts to tamper with witnesses


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 20, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article II

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 20, 1998

    Article II charged Clinton with attempting to obstruct justice in the Jones case by: 1- encouraging Lewinsky to file a false affidavit 2- encouraging Lewinsky to give false testimony if and when she was called to testify 3- concealing gifts he had given to Lewinsky that had been subpoenaed 4- attempting to secure a job for Lewinsky to influence her testimony 5- permitting his lawyer to make false statements characterizing Lewinsky's affidavit 6- attempting to tamper with the possible testimony of his secretary Betty Currie 7- making false and misleading statements to potential grand jury witnesses


  • Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2000

    Stan Lee

    Illegal stock manipulation

    Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2000

    Near the end of 2000, investigators discovered illegal stock manipulation by Paul and corporate officer Stephan Gordon. Stan Lee Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February 2001. Paul was extradited to the U.S. from Brazil and pleaded guilty to violating SEC Rule 10b-5 in connection with trading his stock in Stan Lee Media. Lee was never implicated in the scheme.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 20, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    The Last Fires at the World Trade Center Site

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 20, 2001

    The last fires at the World Trade Center site were extinguished on December 20, exactly 100 days after the attacks.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Dec 20, 2004

    Ronaldinho

    Player of the Year

    Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Dec 20, 2004

    Ronaldinho won his first league title in 2004–05, and was named FIFA World Player of the Year for the first time on 20 December 2004.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 20, 2005

    Kobe Bryant

    Bryant outscored the entire Mavericks team

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 20, 2005

    The 2005–06 season marked a crossroads in Bryant's basketball career. Despite past differences with Bryant, Jackson returned to coach the Lakers. Bryant endorsed the move, and by all appearances, the two men worked together well the second time around, leading the Lakers back into the playoffs. Bryant's individual scoring accomplishments posted resulted in the finest statistical season of his career. On December 20, 2005, Bryant scored 62 points in three quarters against the Dallas Mavericks. Entering the fourth quarter, Bryant outscored the entire Mavericks team 62–61, the only time a player has done this through three quarters since the introduction of the shot clock.


  • Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Dec 20, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra

    Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Dec 20, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra at the Boston Symphony Hall on December 20, 2010.


  • Liberia
    Saturday Dec 20, 2014

    George Weah

    The First Liberian International Athlete Elected To Represent a County In The Legislature

    Liberia
    Saturday Dec 20, 2014

    In 2014, he ran for election to the Senate as a Congress for Democratic Change candidate in Montserrado County. He was overwhelmingly elected to the Liberian Senate on 20 December 2014. Weah defeated Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Sirleaf, becoming the first Liberian international athlete elected to represent a county in the Legislature. He won a landslide victory, receiving 99,226 votes, which represented 78.0% of the total votes from the 141 polling centers.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2017

    Dwayne Johnson

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2017

    Another notable franchise starring Johnson is the Jumanji franchise, as he has starred in the successful films, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 20, 2019

    Brexit

    Second reading in the House of Commons

    United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 20, 2019

    Subsequently, the government introduced a bill to ratify the withdrawal agreement. It passed its second reading in the House of Commons in a 358–234 vote on 20 December, and became law on 23 January as the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.


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