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.