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Historical Events In December - 31

Thursday, 21 October 2021

1882  Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway) on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44  

1889  Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history ellis Island (New York NY) opens as a US immigration depot  

1890  On December - 31 ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot  

1891  A new immigration depot is opens on Ellis Island, New York on December - 31.  

1892  On December - 31 jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco)  

1893  J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa) on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history jacob G de Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist, dies at 74  

1894  On December - 31 ernest John Moeran, British composer  

1894  On this day in history thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38  

1896  25th auto built in US on December - 31.  

1896  Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot) on this day in history.  

1896  Leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies on this day in history.  

1897  Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898) on December - 31.  

1897  On this day in history rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)  

1899  Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history boers & British army sign peace treaty  

1904  The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York on this day in history.  

1904  On December - 31 chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)  

1905  Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57) on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history french/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia  

1906  On December - 31 erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932)  

1907  On this day in history for the first time a ball drops at Times Square to signal the new year  

1907  For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year on this day in history.  

1907  Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63 on December - 31.  

1908  On this day in history marko Rothmuller, composer  

1910  On this day in history uS tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910  

1910  On this day in history dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)  

1911  On this day in history marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize  

1914  Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000 on this day in history.  

1914  Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show) on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)  

1916  Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76 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 December - 31.  

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

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

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

0335  On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.  

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 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 December - 31.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

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