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Historical Events In December - 06

Thursday, 30 June 2022

1892  On this day in history f Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)  

1892  E Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75 on December - 06.  

1893  Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960) on this day in history.  

1896  The birth of Ira Gershwin, American lyricist; with brother George on this day in history.  

1896  D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura on this day in history.  

1896  On December - 06 arnold Foster, composer  

1897  London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history john Axel Fernstrom, composer  

1898  Alfred Eisenstaedt, photo journalist on December - 06.  

1899  Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith on December - 06.  

1900  Agnes (Robertson) Moorehead Emmy Award-winning actresswas born on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history journalist and parliamentary reporter Alphonse Desjardins founds North Amberica's first credit union in Levis Quebec  

1902  On December - 06 virgilio Mortari, composer  

1903  Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders on this day in history.  

1903  Frederick Grant Gleason, composer, dies at 54 on December - 06.  

1904  Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary) on December - 06.  

1904  Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie on December - 06.  

1906  On this day in history agnes Moorehead, Clinton Mass, actress (Endora-Bewitched)  

1907  On December - 06 coal mine explosions in Monongah WV, kills 361  

1907  Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361 on this day in history.  

1909  Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC) on December - 06.  

1911  On December - 06 alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary  

1912  On December - 06 china votes for universal human rights  

1913  White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo on December - 06.  

1913  Eleanor Holm, NYC, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932) on this day in history.  

1914  German troops over run Lodz on this day in history.  

1914  On December - 06 cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener)  

1914  On this day in history eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47  

1916  German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest on this day in history.  

1917  On December - 06 at 9 05 A.M., in the harbor of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the most devastating man-made explosion in the pre-nuclear age occurs when the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, explodes twenty minutes after colliding with another vessel.  

1917  On December - 06 finland declares independence from Russia (National Day)  

1917  On this day in history at 9:05 A.M., in the harbor of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the most devastating man-made explosion in the pre-nuclear age occurs when the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, explodes twenty minutes after colliding with another vessel.  

1918  Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner on December - 06.  

1920  On this day in history dave Brubeck, Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0846  Hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874) was born on this day in history.  

1285  King Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312) was born on December - 06.  

1421  On December - 06 birth of henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)  

1478  On December - 06 birth of baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)  

1550  On this day in history birth of orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer  

1586  On this day in history birth of niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)  

1608  George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland was born on this day in history.  

1637  On December - 06 birth of sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714)  

Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  On this day in history death of saint Nicholas  

1185  Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on December - 06.  

1352  On this day in history clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies  

1531  On December - 06 death of john Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded  

1550  On this day in history pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48  

1562  Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies on December - 06.  

1598  On December - 06 elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78  

1618  On this day in history death of jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)  

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