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Historical Events In December - 14

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1906  John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78 on December - 14.  

1907  On December - 14 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.  

1907  On this day in history guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes)  

1908  Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)  

1909  Leopold II, king of Belgium, dies on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his expedition of four companions, are the first to reach the South Pole and return safely.  

1911  Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, becomes the first man to reach the South Pole on December - 14.  

1911  South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen on December - 14.  

1911  Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust) on December - 14.  

1912  Canadian Pacific leases Quebec Central Railway Company, Quebec on December - 14.  

1912  Morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show) on December - 14.  

1913  Greece formally takes possession of Crete on this day in history.  

1914  Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires on this day in history.  

1914  Dan Dailey, NYC, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ) on this day in history.  

1914  Giovanni Sgambati, composer, dies at 73 on December - 14.  

1915  Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion on this day in history.  

1915  Clay Warnick, Tacoma Wash, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show) on this day in history.  

1917  UFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany on this day in history.  

1917  Elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) on December - 14.  

1918  On December - 14 giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico," premieres in NYC  

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  On this day in history heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC  

1920  On December - 14 albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter  

1922  Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals) on this day in history.  

1923  On December - 14 gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings)  

1923  On this day in history gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)  

1923  On this day in history giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72  

1924  On December - 14 chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou  

1924  Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music) on this day in history.  

1926  Danish Madsen govt, forms on this day in history.  

1926  Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts) on December - 14.  

1926  Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1009  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)  

1363  John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist was born on December - 14.  

1503  On this day in history birth of nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist/prophet  

1546  Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose) was born on this day in history.  

1553  Henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra (Henri III)/France was born on this day in history.  

1625  Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.  

1631  Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679) was born on December - 14.  

1640  (baptism date) was born on December - 14.  

Famous Deaths In December - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0872  On this day in history adrian II, Italian Pope (867-72)/last married pope, dies at about 80  

1077  Agnes of Poitou, German empress/wife of emperor Henry III, dies on December - 14.  

1136  On December - 14 death of harald IV, "Gylle Krist", king of Norway, murdered  

1417  Death of John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, English nobleman, hanged & burned on December - 14.  

1460  On December - 14 death of guarino da Verona (b. 1370)  

1476  On this day in history death of vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431)  

1510  On this day in history death of friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)  

1542  James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 on December - 14.  

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