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Historical Events In December - 04

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

1942  First US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) on December - 04.  

1942  US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II on December - 04.  

1942  On this day in history 1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)  

1943  Aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Independence (CVL-22) attack Kwajalein Atoll, sinking four Japanese ships and damaging five others, while only three U.S. ships suffered damage on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history -Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inonu  

1943  On December - 04 carlo Mierendorff, German politician/antifascist, dies at 46  

1944  USS Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in South China Sea. Flasher is only U.S. submarine to sink over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II on this day in history.  

1944  Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded on this day in history.  

1945  On December - 04 senate approves US participation in UN  

1945  On this day in history 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)  

1947  USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union on this day in history.  

1947  On December - 04 uSSR joins Intl Amateur Athletic Union  

1948  On December - 04 "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 48 performances  

1948  Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies on this day in history.  

1949  Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history the birth of Jeff Bridges, American actor  

1951  Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Phillippines), kills 500 on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history copland/Robbins' "Pied Piper," premieres in NYC  

1952  Killer fogs begin in London England. "Smog" becomes a word on December - 04.  

1952  Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67  

1953  Daniel Gregory Mason, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1954  On December - 04 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs  

1954  On this day in history nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies  

1955  On this day in history mgr Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht  

1956  On December - 04 paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

1956  22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB) on December - 04.  

1957  2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's England) on December - 04.  

1957  On December - 04 first edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published  

1957  1st edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published on this day in history.  

1958  On December - 04 dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within Fr Community  

1959  On December - 04 a monkey returns to earth safely, after being launched into orbit 55 miles high by the US  

1959  On this day in history rosetta Duncan, (Duncan Sisters), dies in an auto accident at 58  

1961  Museum of Modern Art hung Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1443  On this day in history birth of pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael  

1555  On December - 04 birth of heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)  

1580  Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626) was born on December - 04.  

1584  On December - 04 birth of john Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony  

1595  Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674) was born on this day in history.  

1646  On December - 04 birth of alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)  

1660  Andre Campra, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history birth of michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0765  On this day in history death of jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702)  

0771  On this day in history karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20  

0811  Charles, eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39 on this day in history.  

1075  Death of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne on December - 04.  

1123  Death of Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) on this day in history.  

1137  On December - 04 lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67  

1182  Henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies on this day in history.  

1214  On this day in history death of william I of Scotland  

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