Historical Events In December - 14
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1906 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78 on December - 14.
1907 The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die on this day in history.
1907 On December - 14 guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes)
1908 On this day in history laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
1909 Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958) on December - 14.
1909 Leopold II, king of Belgium, dies on this day in history.
1911 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his expedition of four companions, are the first to reach the South Pole and return safely on December - 14.
1911 Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, becomes the first man to reach the South Pole on December - 14.
1911 On December - 14 south Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
1911 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust) on this day in history.
1912 On this day in history canadian Pacific leases Quebec Central Railway Company, Quebec
1912 On December - 14 morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1913 On this day in history greece formally takes possession of Crete
1914 On this day in history lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
1914 On December - 14 dan Dailey, NYC, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ)
1914 Giovanni Sgambati, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1915 On December - 14 jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
1915 On December - 14 clay Warnick, Tacoma Wash, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
1917 On December - 14 uFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany
1917 On December - 14 elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold)
1918 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1918 On this day in history sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered
1919 Shirley Jackson, US, writer (Road Through the Wall) on December - 14.
1920 Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC on this day in history.
1920 On this day in history albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
1922 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals) on December - 14.
1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings) on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
1923 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1924 On December - 14 chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou
1924 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music) on this day in history.
1926 On this day in history danish Madsen govt, forms
1926 On this day in history frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
1926 On December - 14 theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64