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Historical Events In December - 02

Thursday, 25 February 2021

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 December - 02.  

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 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  On this day in history josef Gruber, composer, dies at 78  

1934  On December - 02 5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast  

1935  Jurg Wyttenbach, composer on December - 02.  

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

1936  On this day in history peter Michael Braun, composer  

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

1938  On December - 02 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  British Imperial Airways and British Airways merge to form BOAC on this day in history.  

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

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

1939  Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician on December - 02.  

1940  On December - 02 gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)  

1941  On this day in history largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY  

1941  On December - 02 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  On this day in history the First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago)  

1942  1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago) on this day in history.  

1942  On December - 02 bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)  

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

1943  On this day in history 1st RSHA transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp  

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

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

1944  On this day in history filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67  

1947  13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33  

1951  "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances on this day in history.  

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

1703  Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759) was born on this day in history.  

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

1728  On this day in history birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat  

1738  Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on December - 02.  

1754  On December - 02 birth of william Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)  

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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  On December - 02 death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic  

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

1515  On December - 02 gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies  

1552  On December - 02 death of francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)  

1592  On this day in history alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46  

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

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