Saturday 11 December 1920
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jacques Douai and Eddy Firestone.
Madame DuBarry, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
while Mary-Marie by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Jacques Douai: French singer, dubbed "the modern troubadour" for having reprised many medieval songs and old French folklore.
- Eddy Firestone: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles).
- Denis Jenkinson: English motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 1996).
- Olive Schreiner: South African author and activist (d. 1920).
- Finland joins the League of Nations.
- Martial law is declared in Ireland.
- An 8.6 Richter scale Haiyuan earthquake causes a landslide in Gansu Province, China, killing 180,000.
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