20 December 2021: This day in history

1522: Suleiman the Magnificent accepts surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle in Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.

1803: French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark the formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase from France to USA for $27M

1812: “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” or “Children’s and Household Tales” by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm is first published

1917: Cheka formed – Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, under Felix Dzerzhinsky after decree by Lenin

1960: The National Liberation Front, better known as the Viet Cong, is officially formed in South Vietnam

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