Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

‘Magnum Force’ opens in Holland 40 years ago today (12/20/1973)


Video: 'Magnum Force' trailer

(Thursday, December 20, 1973)Magnum Force, a police thriller film about a maverick San Francisco police detective who hunts down a band of vigilante cops, opened today in the Netherlands (it opened in the U.S. five days later).

Directed by Ted Post, the film was the second to feature Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan. It also starred Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Felton Perry, Robert Urich and
Tim Matheson.

Louisiana Purchase completed, doubling size of U.S. 210 years ago today (12/20/1803)


Video: 'Louisiana Purchase' (Dec. 20, 1803, at 41:27)

(Tuesday, December 20, 1803) — The Louisiana Purchase was completed today as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States at the Cabildo, the seat of colonial government in New Orleans, Louisiana. Continue reading Louisiana Purchase completed, doubling size of U.S. 210 years ago today (12/20/1803)