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Historical Events In December - 11

Thursday, 05 August 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 this day in history.  

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 December - 11.  

1892  Leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form) on December - 11.  

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

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

1898  On December - 11 nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)  

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

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

1899  On this day in history 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 December - 11 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  On this day in history joe Coral, bookmaker  

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 December - 11.  

1905  Eugen Fink, German philosopher on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1907  On this day in history norbert Rosseau, composer  

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  Robert Grieve, civil servant on December - 11.  

1911  On December - 11 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  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  Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489) was born on December - 11.  

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  On December - 11 birth of manuel Cardoso, composer  

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

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  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  On December - 11 llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies  

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

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