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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Friday, 01 August 2014

1913  On this day in history 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)  

1913  Mary Martin, Weatherford Tx, actress (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)  

1914  Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1925-32) on this day in history.  

1916  Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town  

1917  On this day in history boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb  

1917  Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944) on this day in history.  

1918  On this day in history iceland becomes independent state under the Danish crown  

1918  Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence on this day in history.  

1918  On this day in history kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire  

1919  Lady Astor sworn-in as first female member of British Parliament on this day in history.  

1919  AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By," premieres in Manchester on this day in history.  

1919  Anne Cox Chambers, Dayton Ohio, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81) on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history the Detroit Steam Motors Corporation announced the Trask steam car, a favorite project of automobile distributor O.C. Trask.  

1921  The First US helium-filled dirigible makes first flight on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history uS Post Office establishes philatelic agency  

1921  1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight on this day in history.  

1921  Ralph Manza, SF Calif, actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart) on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history 1st skywriting over US-"Hello USA"-by Capt Turner, RAF  

1922  Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix) on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history cFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina, 54-0 at Toronto  

1923  On this day in history stansfield Turner, CIA director  

1924  Calles becomes president of Mexico on this day in history.  

1925  Treaty of Locarno signed on this day in history.  

1925  David Doyle, Omaha Neb, actor (John Bosley-Charlie's Angels) on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history vicente Arregui Garay, composer, dies at 54  

1926  Allyn Ann McLerie, Quebec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds) on this day in history.  

1926  Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1928  CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina, 30-0 at Hamilton on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history bINGO invented by Edwin S Lowe  

1929  Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe on this day in history.  

1930  On this day in history ruth Nichols becomes first woman pilot to cross the continent  

1930  NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  Louis VI of France (d. 1137) was born on this day in history.  

1083  On this day in history birth of anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)  

1521  On this day in history birth of takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)  

1525  Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600) was born on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history birth of johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)  

1566  On this day in history birth of philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen  

1573  On this day in history birth of philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile  

1580  On this day in history birth of nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)  

Famous Deaths In December - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0660  Eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1135  On this day in history henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies  

1241  Death of Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214) on this day in history.  

1374  Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies on this day in history.  

1377  On this day in history death of king Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)  

1417  On this day in history walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies  

1433  Death of Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377) on this day in history.  

1455  On this day in history lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77