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Historical Events In December - 31

Monday, 01 March 2021

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 this day in history.  

1838  On December - 31 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  Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all) on December - 31.  

1848  On December - 31 oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69  

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

1855  Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet on this day in history.  

1857  Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capitol of Canada on December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

1859  Luigi Ricci, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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

1863  Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno) on this day in history.  

1864  Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars) on December - 31.  

1869  On this day in history henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque)  

1870  J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done) on this day in history.  

1870  Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years on December - 31.  

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

1874  On December - 31 ernest Austin, composer  

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

1878  Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro) on this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

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

1880  George C Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953) on this day in history.  

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  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On December - 31 birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

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

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

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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 December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

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 this day in history.  

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