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Historical Events In December - 02

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1930  Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize on this day in history.  

1931  Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88) on this day in history.  

1931  Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1932  The Adventures of Charlie Chan debuts on the NBC Blue radio network on December - 02.  

1932  On this day in history "Adv of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network  

1933  On this day in history 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)  

1933  Josef Gruber, composer, dies at 78 on December - 02.  

1934  5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast on this day in history.  

1935  Jurg Wyttenbach, composer on December - 02.  

1935  Albert Kessel, 1st to die in Calif gas chamber on this day in history.  

1936  Peter Michael Braun, composer on this day in history.  

1937  On December - 02 brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)  

1938  First Harwich-England bound train with 200 German-Jewish orphaned children arrives from Holland. Eventually, 50,000 German Jews find safety in Great Britain on December - 02.  

1939  British Imperial Airways and British Airways merge to form BOAC on December - 02.  

1939  On December - 02 new York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight  

1939  British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician  

1940  Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) on this day in history.  

1941  Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY on this day in history.  

1941  On December - 02 paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)  

1942  First successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton on this day in history.  

1942  The First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago) on December - 02.  

1942  1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago) on December - 02.  

1942  On this day in history bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)  

1943  On this day in history sixteen Allied vessels are lost by Axis bombing at Bari, eastern Italy.  

1943  On December - 02 1st RSHA transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp  

1943  Nordahl Grieg, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1944  10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB) on December - 02.  

1944  Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67 on December - 02.  

1947  On December - 02 13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB)  

1948  Stan Musial is picked NL MVP on December - 02.  

1950  Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight on this day in history.  

1950  On December - 02 dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33  

1951  "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances on December - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1578  On December - 02 birth of agostino Agazzari, composer  

1678  Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on this day in history.  

1694  William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771) was born on this day in history.  

1703  On December - 02 birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)  

1710  Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783) was born on December - 02.  

1728  On December - 02 birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat  

1738  On December - 02 birth of richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)  

1754  William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0537  On December - 02 sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies  

1348  Death of Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297) on this day in history.  

1381  Death of John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on this day in history.  

1463  On this day in history albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies  

1515  Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on this day in history.  

1552  Death of Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506) on December - 02.  

1592  Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1615  Death of Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on December - 02.  

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