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Historical Events In December - 19

Friday, 15 January 2021

1918  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.) on December - 19.  

1918  Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe) on December - 19.  

1919  American Meteorological Society found on this day in history.  

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 December - 19 mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times  

1923  On December - 19 luigi Innocenti, designer  

1924  The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost manufactured in England was sold in London on December - 19.  

1924  On this day in history test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings  

1924  Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces) on December - 19.  

1925  On December - 19 jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)  

1925  Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1926  On December - 19 bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)  

1928  First autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US on this day in history.  

1928  1st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US on this day in history.  

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 December - 19.  

1931  Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG on this day in history.  

1932  British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas on this day in history.  

1933  Electric Home and Farm Authority Inc, authorized on this day in history.  

1933  Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized on this day in history.  

1934  Japan agress to fleet treaty of 1922 & 1930 on this day in history.  

1938  On December - 19 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.  

1939  On this day in history russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa  

1939  On this day in history eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36  

1941  Company-Sgt. Major John Robert Osborn (The Winnipeg Grenadiers) wins the Victoria Cross at Hong Kong on December - 19.  

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

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

1943  Military coup in Bolivia on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history austrian Republic re-establishes  

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

1946  On December - 19 noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860," premieres in London  

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  Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist was born on December - 19.  

1554  On this day in history birth of philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)  

1676  Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist was born on December - 19.  

1683  Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46) was born on this day in history.  

1699  William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777) was born on this day in history.  

1714  On December - 19 birth of john Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)  

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  Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies on December - 19.  

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

1327  On December - 19 death of agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy  

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

1614  On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67  

1737  Death of James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667) on this day in history.  

1741  Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies on December - 19.  

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

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