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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Sunday, 20 April 2014

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

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

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

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

1996  On this day in history 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.  

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

1996  Barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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