What Happened on December 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A second nationwide referendum on military conscription is rejected by the Australian public

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cheka formed - Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, under Felix Dzerzhinsky after decree by Lenin

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882)