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Historical Events In December - 11

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1882  On this day in history boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"  

1882  On this day in history fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45)  

1888  French Panama Canal company fails on December - 11.  

1889  On December - 11 paul Kornfeld, writer  

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

1892  On this day in history leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form)  

1893  11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed on this day in history.  

1896  Georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2] on this day in history.  

1898  Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn) on December - 11.  

1899  On December - 11 battle of Magers' fountain  

1899  Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst on this day in history.  

1899  On December - 11 andrew "Andy" Wauchope, British general-major, dies in battle  

1901  On December - 11 marconi sends first transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Nfld  

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

1902  On this day in history matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68  

1903  On December - 11 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 December - 11.  

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

1905  On December - 11 eugen Fink, German philosopher  

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

1906  Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs) on this day in history.  

1907  New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire on this day in history.  

1907  Norbert Rosseau, composer on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres  

1908  On December - 11 elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)  

1909  On December - 11 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  Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92 on December - 11.  

1913  Carlo Ponti, Milan Italy, married to Sophia Loren/director (2 Women) on this day in history.  

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

1914  On this day in history stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489) was born on December - 11.  

1475  On December - 11 birth of leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21)  

1475  On December - 11 birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

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

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

1709  Louise Elisabeth of OrlĂ©ans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742) was born on December - 11.  

1712  Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia) was born on December - 11.  

1725  George Mason, American statesman (d. 1792) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on December - 11.  

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

1226  Death of Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) on December - 11.  

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

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

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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