On This Day: December 20th
This is 354th day of the year and 11 days remain in the year.
The United States purchased the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million.
Author John Steinbeck died at age 66.
Astronomer Carl Sagan died at age 62.
December 20 BirthdaysBranch Rickey
1881–1965, American baseball executive.
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightmanathlete
Susanne K. Langerphilosopher
Harvey Samuel Firestoneindustrialist