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Historical Events In December - 11

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

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  On December - 11 french Panama Canal company fails  

1889  Paul Kornfeld, writer on December - 11.  

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 December - 11.  

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

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

1898  Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn) on this day in history.  

1899  On December - 11 battle of Magers' fountain  

1899  On this day in history vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst  

1899  Andrew "Andy" Wauchope, British general-major, dies in battle on December - 11.  

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 December - 11.  

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 December - 11.  

1904  Joe Coral, bookmaker on December - 11.  

1905  On December - 11 120ø F (49ø C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)  

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

1905  On December - 11 eugen Fink, German philosopher  

1906  On this day in history uS president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo  

1906  Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs) on December - 11.  

1907  On December - 11 new Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.  

1907  On December - 11 norbert Rosseau, composer  

1908  On December - 11 frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres  

1908  On this day in history elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)  

1909  Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC on this day in history.  

1910  Robert Grieve, civil servant on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)  

1911  Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92 on December - 11.  

1913  On December - 11 carlo Ponti, Milan Italy, married to Sophia Loren/director (2 Women)  

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 Birthdays In December - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)  

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

1475  Pope Leo X (d. 1521) was born on December - 11.  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer was born on this day in history.  

1676  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer was born on December - 11.  

1709  On December - 11 birth of louise Elisabeth of OrlĂ©ans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)  

1712  On December - 11 birth of francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1725  On this day in history birth of george Mason, American statesman (d. 1792)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  Death of Pope Damasus I on December - 11.  

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

1121  Death of Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066) on December - 11.  

1226  Death of Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) on this day in history.  

1282  Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies on this day in history.  

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 December - 11.  

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

1532  On this day in history death of pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)  

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