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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

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  On this day in history dame Alicia Markova, ballerina (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1925-32)  

1916  On this day in history charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58  

1917  Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town on this day in history.  

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

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  Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire on this day in history.  

1919  On this day in history lady Astor sworn-in as first female member of British Parliament  

1919  On this day in history aA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By," premieres in Manchester  

1919  On this day in history anne Cox Chambers, Dayton Ohio, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81)  

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

1921  On this day in history the First US helium-filled dirigible makes first flight  

1921  US Post Office establishes philatelic agency on this day in history.  

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

1921  On this day in history ralph Manza, SF Calif, actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart)  

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  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  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  On this day in history cFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina, 30-0 at Hamilton  

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

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

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

1549  Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies  

1135  Henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies on this day in history.  

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

1374  On this day in history magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies  

1377  Death of King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316) on this day in history.  

1417  Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1433  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)  

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