11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 20th December


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1924 – Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison

2. 1946 - Uri Geller is born

3. 1957 - Elvis Presley is drafted into the U.S. Army

4. 1963 - The Berlin Wall is opened for the first time to West Berliners, who are allowed one-day visits to relatives in East Berlin for the holidays

5. 1968 - Author John Steinbeck dies, aged 66

6. 1975 - The first pop video, a 7 minute film of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody debutes on Top of the Pops

7. 1980 – Footballer Ashley Cole is born

8. 1995 - The British Queen urges the Prince and Princess of Wales to seek 'an early divorce'

9. 2007 – Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

10. 2007 – The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch by Pablo Picasso is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art

11. 2011 - The Charities Aid Foundation rate the United States as the world's most charitable country of the year

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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