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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.  

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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 December - 14.  

1363  On this day in history 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 December - 14 birth of tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose)  

1553  Henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra (Henri III)/France was born on December - 14.  

1625  Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695) was born on December - 14.  

1631  On December - 14 birth of anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679)  

1640  (baptism date) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1077  On this day in history 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  Death of Guarino da Verona (b. 1370) on December - 14.  

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

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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