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Historical Events In December - 14

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

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  Guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes) on this day in history.  

1908  Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on December - 14.  

1909  Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958) on December - 14.  

1909  On December - 14 leopold II, king of Belgium, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history south Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen  

1911  On December - 14 ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)  

1912  Canadian Pacific leases Quebec Central Railway Company, Quebec on this day in history.  

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

1913  On December - 14 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  Dan Dailey, NYC, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history clay Warnick, Tacoma Wash, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show)  

1917  UFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany on December - 14.  

1917  On this day in history elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold)  

1918  On this day in history giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico," premieres in NYC  

1918  On December - 14 sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered  

1919  Shirley Jackson, US, writer (Road Through the Wall) on this day in history.  

1920  Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC on December - 14.  

1920  Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter on December - 14.  

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

1923  Giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72 on December - 14.  

1924  On this day in history chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou  

1924  Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music) on December - 14.  

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

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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1009  Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045) was born on this day in history.  

1363  On December - 14 birth of john Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist  

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

1546  On this day in history birth of tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose)  

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

1625  On this day in history birth of barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695)  

1631  Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679) was born on this day in history.  

1640  On December - 14 birth of (baptism date)  

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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  On December - 14 agnes of Poitou, German empress/wife of emperor Henry III, dies  

1136  Death of Harald IV, "Gylle Krist", king of Norway, murdered on this day in history.  

1417  On December - 14 death of john Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, English nobleman, hanged & burned  

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

1476  Death of Vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431) on this day in history.  

1510  Death of Friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473) on this day in history.  

1542  James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 on this day in history.  

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