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Panama 1989 Panama Operation ( Just Cause ) December 20th, 1989 : President George Bush launches Operation Just Cause and has sent US forces into the Central American country of Panama in a bid to oust dictator Manuel Noriega
Turkey 1900 Turkey Women's Role In Turkey December 20th, 1900 : Abdul Homid, leader of Turkey would have liked to see women in his country secluded, but they were getting less so. Turkish women were often more educated than the men and the best Turkish newspaper was edited by females, some of who are authors.
Switzerland 1929 Switzerland Banking Headquarters Dec. 20th , 1929 : A large Swiss palace, built in 1783 along the Louis XVI style, was to become the new quarters of the Bank of International Settlements. Bankers and officials decided on this location after a meeting in Baden-Baden. Find More What happened in 1929
Greece 1933 Greece Samuel Insull Dec. 20th , 1933 : Chicago business mogul, Samuel Insull was no longer welcome in Greece after January 31. Insull was a fugitive from U.S. justice. He was wanted on charges of embezzlement and his passport had been cancelled by Washington.
Germany 1945 Germany Nuremburg Trials Dec. 20th , 1945 : At Nuremburg, Nazi doctors and soldiers were charged with cruel and bizarre torture of concentration camp prisoners. Experiments such as shooting poison bullets through the prisoners’ legs and oxygen deprivation of prisoners were only a few of the atrocities that were committed. Seven hundred and fifty thousand SS soldiers faced criminal charges for their participation in torturing victims.
U.S. 1957 U.S.A. Elvis Presley Dec. 20th , 1957 : Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army on December 20th.
U.S. 1957 U.S.A. Rockets In Europe Dec. 20th , 1957 : The U.S. wanted defensive rockets placed in Europe by 1959 and it sought to surround the Soviet Union with missiles. Production of 1,500 missiles made cut backs in the military’s home base operations. The U.S. had become nervous since the Soviet Union had placed two Sputniks in orbit.
Germany 1963 Germany Berlin Wall Opened For 1 Day Passes Dec. 20th , 1963 : The Berlin Wall is opened for the first time to West Berliners, who were allowed one-day visits to relatives in East Berlin for the holidays
Thailand 1966 Thailand Female Writer Dec. 20th , 1966 : A tall Chinese female writer was thrown out of the press residence in Bangkok because of her sex. Su Yu-chen was a very popular writer in Taipei. She had covered the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo and the Asian Games in Bangkok, however, she was rebuffed because she was the only female writer among 400 male reporters.
U.S. 1968 U.S.A. Zodiac Killer December 20th, 1968 : The Zodiac killer's first attributable murders David Arthur Faraday, 17, and Betty Lou Jensen, 16 are found shot and killed in Benicia, California. The Zodiac killer taunted the police during his crimes by writing to newspapers with cryptograms and identifying himself as the Zodiac Killer. He claimed 37 murders but police files indicate 5 murders. Because of his taunts and having never been bought to justice his murders have been described as "The Perfect Crime"
Spain 1973 Spain Terrorists Kill Prime Minister Dec. 20th , 1973 : The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is killed in a terrorist car bomb attack in Madrid. The bomb was believed to have been planted by Basque nationalists
Saudi Arabia 1978 Saudi Arabia Oil Price Increase Dec. 20th , 1978 : The word of the Saudi Arabian Oil Minister was questioned when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries raised oil prices by 14.5% instead of the promised 5-10%. Stock markets were down and the government of Jimmy Carter was seen as ineffectual as the energy crisis escalated.
UK 1979 England Right To Buy Council Houses Dec. 20th , 1979 : Mrs Thatcher's government will allow more than five million council house tenants in Britain the right to buy their home under new government proposals.
Philippines 1987 Philippines Ferry Accident Dec. 20th , 1987 : The passenger ferry ( Dona Paz )collides with an oil tanker near Manila in the Philippines leaving 4,000 dead. The accident is blamed on overcrowding with the ferry carrying more than twice its stated capacity.
Germany 1987 West Germany US Dollar Dec. 20th , 1987 : The depreciation of the American dollar had made U.S. good like cars much more popular in West Germany and other nations. Helmut Becker, a German automobile salesman said that two years before he could not sell any U.S. cars, however this year he sold 115 and he expects that will double in 1988.