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December 20th, 2069EventVespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor.
December 20th, 2007EventHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
December 20th, 2007EventThe painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Cafe, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.
December 20th, 2006EventA judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.
December 20th, 2005Event2005 New York City transit strike: New York City s Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
December 20th, 2005EventUS District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
December 20th, 2005EventThe first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.
December 20th, 2002EventUS Senator Trent Lott resigns as majority leader.
December 20th, 2001EventArgentine economic crisis: President of Argentina Fernando de la Rua is forced out of office.
December 20th, 1999EventMacau is handed over to the People s Republic of China by Portugal.

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