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Historical Events In December - 11

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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 December - 11 fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45)  

1888  French Panama Canal company fails on this day in history.  

1889  On December - 11 paul Kornfeld, writer  

1891  Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies on December - 11.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1899  Battle of Magers' fountain on December - 11.  

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

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

1901  On this day in history marconi sends first transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Nfld  

1901  On December - 11 marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Nfld  

1902  Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68 on December - 11.  

1903  British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet on December - 11.  

1903  Patrick McShane, cricket player/ump (1884-85 Ashes series), dies on December - 11.  

1904  Joe Coral, bookmaker on this day in history.  

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

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

1905  On December - 11 eugen Fink, German philosopher  

1906  On December - 11 uS president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo  

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  On this day in history norbert Rosseau, composer  

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

1908  Elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily) on December - 11.  

1909  Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC on December - 11.  

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

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

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  On this day in history stockton Street Tunnel (San Francisco) completed  

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

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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 December - 11.  

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

1566  On December - 11 birth of manuel Cardoso, composer  

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

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  George Mason, American statesman (d. 1792) was born on December - 11.  

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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  On December - 11 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  Death of Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake on December - 11.  

1532  Death of Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455) on this day in history.  

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