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Historical Events In December - 19

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

1918  On December - 19 robert Ripley began his Believe It or Not feature in The New York Globe. (If you like the weird and unusual, check out the bizarre web sites featured on our Strange But True page.)  

1918  On this day in history robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe)  

1919  On this day in history american Meteorological Society found  

1920  1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass) on December - 19.  

1920  David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show) on this day in history.  

1921  Ludvik Podest, composer on December - 19.  

1922  On this day in history mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times  

1923  On this day in history luigi Innocenti, designer  

1924  On this day in history the last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost manufactured in England was sold in London  

1924  On December - 19 test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings  

1924  Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces) on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)  

1925  On this day in history jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44  

1926  Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions) on December - 19.  

1928  On this day in history first autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US  

1928  1st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US on December - 19.  

1930  On this day in history james Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP  

1930  Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns on this day in history.  

1931  Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG on December - 19.  

1932  On December - 19 british Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas  

1933  On this day in history electric Home and Farm Authority Inc, authorized  

1933  On December - 19 electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized  

1934  On this day in history japan agress to fleet treaty of 1922 & 1930  

1938  Nazi "Ransom Plan" is rejected here, Joint Distribution Committee's Boycott Council votes for intensification of boycott against German goods. Failure of "Barter Plan" is seen on December - 19.  

1939  Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa on this day in history.  

1939  Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36 on December - 19.  

1941  On this day in history company-Sgt. Major John Robert Osborn (The Winnipeg Grenadiers) wins the Victoria Cross at Hong Kong  

1941  On this day in history german submarine U-574 sinks  

1941  On December - 19 l M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle  

1943  On December - 19 military coup in Bolivia  

1945  Austrian Republic re-establishes on this day in history.  

1946  On December - 19 war breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi  

1946  Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860," premieres in London on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1036  Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher was born on this day in history.  

1498  On December - 19 birth of andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist  

1554  Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618) was born on this day in history.  

1676  Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist was born on this day in history.  

1683  Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46) was born on December - 19.  

1699  William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777) was born on December - 19.  

1714  John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779) was born on this day in history.  

1723  Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0401  On December - 19 anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies  

1075  Death of Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England on December - 19.  

1327  On this day in history death of agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy  

1370  Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies on this day in history.  

1614  On December - 19 melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67  

1737  On this day in history death of james Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)  

1741  Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies on this day in history.  

1749  On this day in history francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76  

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