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Historical Events In December - 19

Friday, 03 July 2020

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 December - 19.  

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  Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history luigi Innocenti, designer  

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

1924  Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1930  On December - 19 johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns  

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

1932  British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas on December - 19.  

1933  Electric Home and Farm Authority Inc, authorized on December - 19.  

1933  Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized on December - 19.  

1934  Japan agress to fleet treaty of 1922 & 1930 on December - 19.  

1938  On this day in history 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  Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa on December - 19.  

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  German submarine U-574 sinks on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history l M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle  

1943  Military coup in Bolivia on this day in history.  

1945  On December - 19 austrian Republic re-establishes  

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

1946  On this day in history 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  On December - 19 birth of su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher  

1498  Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist was born on December - 19.  

1554  On December - 19 birth of philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)  

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  On December - 19 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  

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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  On this day in history death of edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England  

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

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

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  Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76 on December - 19.  

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