On this day: December 20

POSTED: 10:21 PM PST Dec 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 19, 2015 

The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.

OTD December 20 - Concert for Bangladesh
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1971: The triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" is released. The album captured two Aug. 1, 1971, charity concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and Badfinger held to raise money for the homeless Bengali refugees of the Bangladesh Liberation War.


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