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Historical Events In December - 19

Thursday, 26 May 2022

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 December - 19 robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe)  

1919  On December - 19 american Meteorological Society found  

1920  1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass) on this day in history.  

1920  David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show) on December - 19.  

1921  Ludvik Podest, composer on December - 19.  

1922  On December - 19 mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times  

1923  Luigi Innocenti, designer on December - 19.  

1924  The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost manufactured in England was sold in London on this day in history.  

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 December - 19.  

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

1925  On December - 19 jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44  

1926  On this day in history bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)  

1928  On December - 19 first autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US  

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

1930  On December - 19 james Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP  

1930  On this day in history johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns  

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  Electric Home and Farm Authority Inc, authorized on December - 19.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1939  Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

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

1941  German submarine U-574 sinks on December - 19.  

1941  L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle on December - 19.  

1943  On this day in history military coup in Bolivia  

1945  On December - 19 austrian Republic re-establishes  

1946  War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi on December - 19.  

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

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

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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 December - 19.  

1498  Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist was born on this day in history.  

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

1676  On this day in history birth of louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist  

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

1699  On this day in history birth of william Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)  

1714  John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779) was born on December - 19.  

1723  On December - 19 birth of susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother  

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  On December - 19 death of edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England  

1327  Death of Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy on December - 19.  

1370  Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies on December - 19.  

1614  Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67 on December - 19.  

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  Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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