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Historical Events In December - 31

Friday, 03 July 2020

1826  On this day in history henry Hiles, composer  

1830  Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79) on December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 alabama becomes first state to license dental surgeons  

1841  On this day in history 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 December - 31 oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69  

1852  On this day in history future president & Mrs Rutherford B Hayes marry  

1855  On December - 31 giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet  

1857  On this day in history queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capitol of Canada  

1857  On this day in history queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada  

1859  On this day in history dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves  

1859  On December - 31 max Fiedler, composer  

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

1861  22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in 1861, world record on this day in history.  

1862  President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union on December - 31.  

1862  On this day in history uSS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC.1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee  

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

1862  James Edward Rains, lawyer/Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 29 on this day in history.  

1863  Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno) on December - 31.  

1864  Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars) on this day in history.  

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

1870  J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done) on December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

1874  Ernest Austin, composer on this day in history.  

1877  Alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1878  On December - 31 horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)  

1879  On December - 31 cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US)  

1879  Edison gives first public demonstration of his incandescent lamp on this day in history.  

1879  On December - 31 the opera "The Pirates of Penzance" is produced (New York NY)  

1880  On this day in history george C Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953)  

1881  Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry) on this day in history.  

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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 December - 31.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

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  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

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

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on December - 31.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.  

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