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Historical Events In December - 24

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

1906  Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass) on December - 24.  

1906  On this day in history john Walker, museum director  

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

1907  On December - 24 isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies  

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

1909  On December - 24 adam Popovich, composer  

1909  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1920  Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York NY) on this day in history.  

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

1920  On this day in history dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)  

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

1922  BBC sends 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas" on December - 24.  

1922  On this day in history ava Gardner, Grabtown NC, actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)  

1923  On this day in history wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader  

1924  On December - 24 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 December - 24.  

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

1930  On December - 24 bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced  

1930  On December - 24 eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67  

1932  Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile on this day in history.  

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 December - 24.  

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 December - 24 birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  On December - 24 birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

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

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

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

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on December - 24.  

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

1453  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.  

1541  On December - 24 andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.  

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