On this day: December 20

POSTED: 10:21 PM PST Dec 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 19, 2013 

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 - Bosnia peacekeeping
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U.S. Department of Defense

1995: NATO begins a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. The troops were used to enforce the Dayton Peace Agreement, which brought an end to three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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