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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

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0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

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

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

1720  On this day in history birth of [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne  

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

1738  On this day in history birth of charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"  

1741  Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763) was born on this day in history.  

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

1799  Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1805  On December - 31 birth of marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)  

1815  George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872 was born on December - 31.  

1818  Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress was born on this day in history.  

1825  Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905 was born on this day in history.  

1826  On this day in history birth of henry Hiles, composer  

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

1838  Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906) was born on December - 31.  

1846  Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all) was born on December - 31.  

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

1855  Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet was born on this day in history.  

1857  On this day in history birth of king Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894)  

1859  Max Fiedler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)  

1869  On this day in history birth of henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque)  

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 December - 31.  

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

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

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

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.