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Historical Events In December - 02

Friday, 14 May 2021

1930  On this day in history gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize  

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

1931  On December - 02 paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80  

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

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

1933  1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson) on December - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 02.  

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

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

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  Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity) on December - 02.  

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  On December - 02 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 this day in history 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  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 December - 02.  

1948  Stan Musial is picked NL MVP on this day in history.  

1950  On December - 02 vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight  

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  Agostino Agazzari, composer was born on this day in history.  

1678  On this day in history 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  On December - 02 birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)  

1710  On December - 02 birth of bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)  

1728  Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on December - 02.  

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  Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies on December - 02.  

1348  On this day in history death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)  

1381  On December - 02 death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic  

1463  Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on December - 02.  

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

1552  Death of Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506) on this day in history.  

1592  Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on December - 02.  

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

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