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Historical Events In December - 06

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1892  F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame) on December - 06.  

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

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 December - 06 arnold Foster, composer  

1897  London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs on December - 06.  

1897  John Axel Fernstrom, composer on December - 06.  

1898  On December - 06 alfred Eisenstaedt, photo journalist  

1899  On this day in history harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith  

1900  On December - 06 agnes (Robertson) Moorehead Emmy Award-winning actresswas born  

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

1902  Virgilio Mortari, composer on December - 06.  

1903  On December - 06 sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders  

1903  On December - 06 frederick Grant Gleason, composer, dies at 54  

1904  Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1911  On December - 06 alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary  

1912  On this day in history 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 December - 06.  

1914  On December - 06 german troops over run Lodz  

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

1914  Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1920  Dave Brubeck, Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice) on this day in history.  

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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 December - 06.  

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

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

1586  Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670) was born on this day in history.  

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

1637  Sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714) was born on December - 06.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  Death of Saint Nicholas on this day in history.  

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 December - 06.  

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

1562  On December - 06 jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies  

1598  Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78 on December - 06.  

1618  On December - 06 death of jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)  

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