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Historical Events In December - 02

Sunday, 16 January 2022

1930  Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize on December - 02.  

1931  On December - 02 edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88)  

1931  Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80 on December - 02.  

1932  The Adventures of Charlie Chan debuts on the NBC Blue radio network on this day in history.  

1932  On December - 02 "Adv of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network  

1933  On December - 02 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  On December - 02 jurg Wyttenbach, composer  

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  On this day in history first Harwich-England bound train with 200 German-Jewish orphaned children arrives from Holland. Eventually, 50,000 German Jews find safety in Great Britain.  

1939  On December - 02 british Imperial Airways and British Airways merge to form BOAC  

1939  On this day in history new York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight  

1939  On December - 02 british Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC  

1939  On December - 02 yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician  

1940  Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) on December - 02.  

1941  Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY on December - 02.  

1941  On this day in history paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)  

1942  On this day in history first successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton  

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

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

1942  Bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup) on this day in history.  

1943  Sixteen Allied vessels are lost by Axis bombing at Bari, eastern Italy on December - 02.  

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

1943  Nordahl Grieg, writer, dies on December - 02.  

1944  On this day in history 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)  

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 this day in history.  

1950  Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight on December - 02.  

1950  Dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33 on this day in history.  

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  Agostino Agazzari, composer was born on December - 02.  

1678  On December - 02 birth of nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)  

1694  On December - 02 birth of william Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)  

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

1710  On this day in history birth of bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)  

1728  Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on this day in history.  

1738  Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  

1754  William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on December - 02.  

Famous Deaths In December - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0537  On this day in history sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies  

1348  On December - 02 death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)  

1381  Death of John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on December - 02.  

1463  Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1592  On December - 02 alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46  

1615  On December - 02 death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general  

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