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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1994  the Société des chemins de fer du Québec commences operation over the former CN line from Limoilou to Clermont, Québec on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies  

1995  Michael Monus, the former president of the Phar-Mor drug store chain, was found guilty of embezzling roughly $1 billion from the company on this day in history.  

1996  On this day in history a volcano erupts in eastern Zaire, spewing a plume of ash and lava into the air  

1996  Chemin de fer Baie des Chaleurs, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Quebec Railway Corporation, commences operation over the former CN line beween Matapedia and Chandler, Que on this day in history.  

1996  In a move that led to a public-relations disaster, America Online shifted to a flat $19.95-per-month fee for unlimited access on this day in history.  

1996  On this day in history barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67  

1998  On this day in history st. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (Quebec) commences operation over the CN Sherbrooke subdivision between St. Rosalie, QC and Norton, VT.  

2005  South Africa becomes the fifth country in the world where same-sex marriages are recognized on this day in history.  

2006  On this day in history felipe Calderón is sworn in as the President of Mexico by the Congress in Mexico.  

2006  On this day in history the 15th Asian Games start in Doha, Qatar; the closing ceremony takes place on dec 15.  

2006  On this day in history typhoon Durian kills at least 388 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.  

2012  On this day in history 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia  

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

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

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

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  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