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Historical Events In December - 24

Monday, 28 September 2020

1906  On this day in history reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)  

1906  John Walker, museum director on this day in history.  

1907  I[sidore] F[einstein] Stone, US journalist (IF Stone's Weekly) on December - 24.  

1907  Isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies on December - 24.  

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

1909  On December - 24 adam Popovich, composer  

1909  On December - 24 nicolaas G Pierson, director Suriname/Dutch Bank, dies at 80  

1910  Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain on this day in history.  

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

1911  Eric Briault, educationalist on December - 24.  

1912  On this day in history irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards  

1913  On December - 24 karl Michael Komma, composer  

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

1914  Dorothy Hyson, actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go) on December - 24.  

1919  On December - 24 john D. Rockefeller, the world's richest man, gave away one-hundred million dollars and I missed it  

1920  On December - 24 enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York NY)  

1920  Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC) on December - 24.  

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

1921  Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington) on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history 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  On December - 24 wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader  

1924  On this day in history albania becomes a republic  

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

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

1927  Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af on December - 24.  

1928  On this day in history george Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC  

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  On this day in history eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60  

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

1933  Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France) on this day in history.  

1934  Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430 on December - 24.  

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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  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) was born on December - 24.  

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

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on December - 24.  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1588  On December - 24 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  On December - 24 godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on this day in history.  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1541  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.  

1548  On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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