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Historical Events In December - 31

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1826  Henry Hiles, composer on this day in history.  

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

1831  On December - 31 gramercy Park is deeded to New York City.  

1838  On this day in history emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)  

1841  On this day in history alabama becomes first state to license dental surgeons  

1841  On this day in history alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons  

1846  On this day in history ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1859  Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves on this day in history.  

1859  Max Fiedler, composer on this day in history.  

1859  On this day in history luigi Ricci, composer, dies at 54  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1862  James Edward Rains, lawyer/Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 29 on December - 31.  

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

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

1869  Henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque) on December - 31.  

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

1870  Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years on this day in history.  

1872  Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38 on December - 31.  

1874  Ernest Austin, composer on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64  

1878  On this day in history 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 December - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

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

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

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  On December - 31 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  On December - 31 death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On this day in history 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 December - 31.  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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