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Historical Events In December - 06

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1892  On December - 06 f Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)  

1892  On this day in history e Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75  

1893  On December - 06 lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)  

1896  On this day in history the birth of Ira Gershwin, American lyricist; with brother George  

1896  D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura on December - 06.  

1896  On this day in history arnold Foster, composer  

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

1897  John Axel Fernstrom, composer on this day in history.  

1898  Alfred Eisenstaedt, photo journalist on this day in history.  

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 December - 06.  

1900  Journalist and parliamentary reporter Alphonse Desjardins founds North Amberica's first credit union in Levis Quebec on December - 06.  

1902  On December - 06 virgilio Mortari, composer  

1903  Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders on December - 06.  

1903  Frederick Grant Gleason, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)  

1904  Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie on this day in history.  

1906  Agnes Moorehead, Clinton Mass, actress (Endora-Bewitched) on this day in history.  

1907  Coal mine explosions in Monongah WV, kills 361 on December - 06.  

1907  Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361 on December - 06.  

1909  Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC) on this day in history.  

1911  Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary on December - 06.  

1912  On December - 06 china votes for universal human rights  

1913  On this day in history white Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo  

1913  On this day in history eleanor Holm, NYC, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)  

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

1914  Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener) on this day in history.  

1914  Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47 on December - 06.  

1916  German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest on December - 06.  

1917  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 on December - 06.  

1917  Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day) on this day in history.  

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  Dave Brubeck, Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice) on December - 06.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0846  On this day in history birth of hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874)  

1285  King Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312) was born on this day in history.  

1421  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71) was born on this day in history.  

1478  Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529) was born on December - 06.  

1550  Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer was born on December - 06.  

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

1608  On December - 06 birth of george Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland  

1637  Sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  Death of Saint Nicholas on December - 06.  

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

1352  Clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies on December - 06.  

1531  Death of John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded on this day in history.  

1550  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1562  Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies on this day in history.  

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

1618  Death of Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556) on this day in history.  

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