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Historical Events In December - 11

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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  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  Battle of Magers' fountain on this day in history.  

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

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

1902  On December - 11 matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68  

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

1903  On this day in history patrick McShane, cricket player/ump (1884-85 Ashes series), dies  

1904  Joe Coral, bookmaker on December - 11.  

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

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

1905  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1907  Norbert Rosseau, composer on December - 11.  

1908  Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres on December - 11.  

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  On December - 11 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 this day in history.  

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

1914  Stockton Street Tunnel (San Francisco) completed on December - 11.  

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

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

1566  On December - 11 birth of manuel Cardoso, composer  

1676  On December - 11 birth of johann Georg Weichenberger, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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  On December - 11 death of pope Damasus I  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on December - 11.  

1121  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history 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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