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Historical Events In December - 31

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1826  On this day in history henry Hiles, composer  

1830  On this day in history ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)  

1831  Gramercy Park is deeded to New York City on December - 31.  

1838  On December - 31 emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)  

1841  Alabama becomes first state to license dental surgeons on this day in history.  

1841  On December - 31 alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons  

1846  Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all) on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69  

1852  Future president & Mrs Rutherford B Hayes marry on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet  

1857  On December - 31 queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capitol of Canada  

1857  On December - 31 queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada  

1859  On December - 31 dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves  

1859  Max Fiedler, composer on this day in history.  

1859  Luigi Ricci, composer, dies at 54 on December - 31.  

1861  On December - 31 22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in 1861, world record  

1862  On this day in history president Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union  

1862  USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC.1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December - 31.  

1862  -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River, TN (Stone River, Monfreesboro) on December - 31.  

1862  On December - 31 james Edward Rains, lawyer/Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 29  

1863  On December - 31 alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)  

1864  On December - 31 robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)  

1869  On December - 31 henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque)  

1870  On December - 31 j D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)  

1870  On December - 31 thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years  

1872  Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1874  On this day in history ernest Austin, composer  

1877  On December - 31 alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64  

1878  Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro) on December - 31.  

1879  Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US) on this day in history.  

1879  On December - 31 edison gives first public demonstration of his incandescent lamp  

1879  On this day in history the opera "The Pirates of Penzance" is produced (New York NY)  

1880  On December - 31 george C Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953)  

1881  On December - 31 colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on December - 31.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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