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Historical Events In December - 11

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

1882  Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe" on December - 11.  

1882  Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45) on December - 11.  

1888  French Panama Canal company fails on December - 11.  

1889  Paul Kornfeld, writer on this day in history.  

1891  Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies on this day in history.  

1892  Leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form) on this day in history.  

1893  On December - 11 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed  

1896  On December - 11 georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2]  

1898  On this day in history nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)  

1899  Battle of Magers' fountain on this day in history.  

1899  Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst on December - 11.  

1899  Andrew "Andy" Wauchope, British general-major, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1901  Marconi sends first transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Nfld on this day in history.  

1901  Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Nfld on this day in history.  

1902  Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history british forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet  

1903  Patrick McShane, cricket player/ump (1884-85 Ashes series), dies on this day in history.  

1904  Joe Coral, bookmaker on this day in history.  

1905  120ø F (49ø C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record) on this day in history.  

1905  120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record) on this day in history.  

1905  Eugen Fink, German philosopher on December - 11.  

1906  US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo on December - 11.  

1906  On this day in history birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)  

1907  New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire on December - 11.  

1907  Norbert Rosseau, composer on this day in history.  

1908  Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres on this day in history.  

1908  Elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily) on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC  

1910  On this day in history robert Grieve, civil servant  

1911  Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988) on December - 11.  

1911  On this day in history thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92  

1913  Carlo Ponti, Milan Italy, married to Sophia Loren/director (2 Women) on December - 11.  

1914  Stockton Street Tunnel (San Francisco) completed on this day in history.  

1914  On December - 11 stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489) was born on this day in history.  

1475  Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) was born on this day in history.  

1475  On this day in history birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer was born on December - 11.  

1676  On this day in history birth of johann Georg Weichenberger, composer  

1709  Louise Elisabeth of OrlĂ©ans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742) was born on this day in history.  

1712  Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia) was born on this day in history.  

1725  On December - 11 birth of george Mason, American statesman (d. 1792)  

Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  On December - 11 death of pope Damasus I  

0711  On this day in history justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42  

1121  On December - 11 death of al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)  

1226  On this day in history death of robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177)  

1282  On this day in history llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies  

1282  Death of Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales on this day in history.  

1524  On December - 11 death of henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake  

1532  On December - 11 death of pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)  

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