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Historical Events In December - 24

Friday, 03 July 2020

1906  Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass) on this day in history.  

1906  John Walker, museum director on December - 24.  

1907  I[sidore] F[einstein] Stone, US journalist (IF Stone's Weekly) on this day in history.  

1907  Isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80  

1909  On December - 24 adam Popovich, composer  

1909  Nicolaas G Pierson, director Suriname/Dutch Bank, dies at 80 on December - 24.  

1910  On this day in history luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain  

1910  On December - 24 betty Ann Davies, London England, actress (Tough Guy)  

1911  On this day in history eric Briault, educationalist  

1912  Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards on this day in history.  

1913  Karl Michael Komma, composer on this day in history.  

1914  German plane drops bombs on Dover England on this day in history.  

1914  On December - 24 dorothy Hyson, actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go)  

1919  On this day in history john D. Rockefeller, the world's richest man, gave away one-hundred million dollars and I missed it  

1920  Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York NY) on December - 24.  

1920  On December - 24 enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)  

1920  On December - 24 dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)  

1921  On this day in history bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)  

1922  On December - 24 bBC sends 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"  

1922  Ava Gardner, Grabtown NC, actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana) on December - 24.  

1923  Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader on December - 24.  

1924  On this day in history albania becomes a republic  

1924  On this day in history 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands  

1924  Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28) on this day in history.  

1927  Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af on this day in history.  

1928  George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC on December - 24.  

1930  On this day in history bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced  

1930  Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67 on December - 24.  

1932  On this day in history arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile  

1932  Eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60 on December - 24.  

1933  Paris express train derails and kills 160, injures 300 (France) 1936 first radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, Ca on December - 24.  

1933  On December - 24 paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)  

1934  On this day in history grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on this day in history.  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on this day in history.  

1389  On this day in history birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  On this day in history birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

1508  On December - 24 birth of pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)  

1564  On December - 24 birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  On this day in history birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.  

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.  

1524  On this day in history vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

1541  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

1548  On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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