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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Monday, 26 January 2015

0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on December - 31.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on December - 31.  

1720  On December - 31 birth of [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne  

1724  Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer was born on this day in history.  

1738  Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley" was born on December - 31.  

1741  On this day in history birth of isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763)  

1763  On December - 31 birth of pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)  

1799  On this day in history birth of thomas Taglichsbeck, composer  

1805  Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife) was born on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history birth of george Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872  

1818  On this day in history birth of maria J Small-Gartmann, actress  

1825  On this day in history birth of francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1826  Henry Hiles, composer was born on December - 31.  

1830  Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79) was born on this day in history.  

1838  On December - 31 birth of emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)  

1846  On this day in history birth of ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)  

1846  On this day in history birth of richard Kleinmichel, composer  

1855  On this day in history birth of giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet  

1857  King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894) was born on December - 31.  

1859  Max Fiedler, composer was born on December - 31.  

1860  Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937) was born on December - 31.  

1863  On December - 31 birth of alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)  

1864  Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars) was born on December - 31.  

1869  Henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque) was born on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history birth of thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years  

1874  Ernest Austin, composer was born on December - 31.  

1877  Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967) was born on this day in history.  

1878  Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

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0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)