December 20, 1917 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

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