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December 20th, a day that might seem like any other in the rush toward year-end holidays, is a day of celebration for various reasons. On this particular date, festivities cut across interests ranging from culinary appreciation to social activities and traditional customs.

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Interesting Facts of December 20th

  1. 1. The Louisiana Purchase was completed on December 20, 1803 with the formal transfer of the territory from France to the United States, effectively doubling the size of the young nation.
  2. 2. The first version of the Boeing 707, a major commercial jet, made its maiden flight on December 20, 1957, signifying a new era in air travel with jets replacing propeller-driven planes for long-distance travel.
  3. 3. The United States invaded Panama on December 20, 1989 in an operation codenamed Operation Just Cause, with the goal of overthrowing Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who was later captured and brought to the United States to face drug trafficking charges.
  4. 4. The movie "Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker", directed by J.J. Abrams, was released in theaters across the United States on December 20, 2019, serving as the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga.