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Importance of 20th December in History

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1999
Macau reverted to Chinese rule after more than 400 years under Portugal
China
1998
Death of Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British physiologist and biophysicist who described the way the central nervous system controls activities in.
Great Britain
1984
The largest underground fire ever recorded occurred when a freight train carrying 1.1 million litres of petrol derailed in the Summit tunnel in the Pennines, near Todmorden, UK
Great Britain
1983
Death of Bill Brandt, British photographer and photojournalist .
Great Britain
1979
The British Government announced that council tenants would be given the right to buy their homes under a new Housing Act (effective Oct 1980)
Great Britain
1968
Death of John Steinbeck, American novelist .
United States
1938
Russian-born American inventor Vladimir Zworykin received a patent for his ‘kinescope’, now known as the cathode ray tube.
Russian Federation
1928
Harry Ramsden opens 1st Fish and Chip Shop
Great Britain
1910
The last General Election held over several days. The Liberals and Conservatives tied with 272 seats. (Liberals took power with Irish Nationalist support).
Great Britain
1649
Theatres banned In Britain by Oliver Cromwell
Great Britain
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