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Historical Events In December - 19

Monday, 28 September 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  On December - 19 american Meteorological Society found  

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

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

1921  Ludvik Podest, composer on this day in history.  

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

1923  Luigi Innocenti, designer on this day in history.  

1924  On December - 19 the last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost manufactured in England was sold in London  

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

1924  On December - 19 edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)  

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

1925  Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44 on December - 19.  

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

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  James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP on this day in history.  

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

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

1933  On this day in history 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  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  L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle on December - 19.  

1943  Military coup in Bolivia on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history austrian Republic re-establishes  

1946  War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi on this day in history.  

1946  Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860," premieres in London on December - 19.  

1948  On December - 19 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 this day in history birth of su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher  

1498  On this day in history birth of andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist  

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

1676  On December - 19 birth of louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist  

1683  On this day in history birth of philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)  

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

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

1723  On this day in history 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  Death of Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England on this day in history.  

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

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

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 December - 19.  

1749  Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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