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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Tuesday, 02 September 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  Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38) on this day in history.  

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  Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)  

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  On this day in history 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight  

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  On this day in history geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)  

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

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  On this day in history david Doyle, Omaha Neb, actor (John Bosley-Charlie's Angels)  

1925  Vicente Arregui Garay, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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

1926  On this day in history hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83  

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

1929  BINGO invented by Edwin S Lowe on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe  

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  On this day in history birth of louis VI of France (d. 1137)  

1083  Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153) was born on this day in history.  

1521  Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) was born on this day in history.  

1525  On this day in history birth of tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)  

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

1566  Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen was born on this day in history.  

1573  Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)  

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  Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

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