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Historical Events In December - 06

Monday, 19 April 2021

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

1892  On December - 06 e Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75  

1893  Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960) on December - 06.  

1896  On December - 06 the birth of Ira Gershwin, American lyricist; with brother George  

1896  On this day in history d T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura  

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  John Axel Fernstrom, composer on December - 06.  

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

1899  On December - 06 harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith  

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 this day in history virgilio Mortari, composer  

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

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

1904  On December - 06 theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)  

1904  On December - 06 eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie  

1906  Agnes Moorehead, Clinton Mass, actress (Endora-Bewitched) on December - 06.  

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  On this day in history alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)  

1911  Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history china votes for universal human rights  

1913  On December - 06 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  On this day in history german troops over run Lodz  

1914  Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener) on December - 06.  

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

1916  German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest 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.  

1917  Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day) 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.  

1918  Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner on this day in history.  

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  Hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874) was born on December - 06.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1608  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of saint Nicholas  

1185  Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1352  On December - 06 clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies  

1531  On this day in history death of john Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded  

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

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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