Historical Events In December - 14
Tuesday, 20 April 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 On this day in history guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes)
1908 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on December - 14.
1909 Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, becomes the first man to reach the South Pole
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 December - 14 canadian Pacific leases Quebec Central Railway Company, Quebec
1912 On December - 14 morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show)
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 On December - 14 dan Dailey, NYC, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ)
1914 On December - 14 giovanni Sgambati, composer, dies at 73
1915 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1917 Elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) on this day in history.
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 On December - 14 heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC
1920 On this day in history albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
1922 On December - 14 charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings) on this day in history.
1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys) on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72
1924 Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou on December - 14.
1924 On December - 14 marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
1926 On December - 14 danish Madsen govt, forms
1926 On December - 14 frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
1926 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64 on this day in history.