Historical Events In December - 31
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1882 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway) on December - 31.
1882 On December - 31 leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44
1889 On this day in history ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52
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 Jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco) on December - 31.
1893 J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa) on December - 31.
1893 On December - 31 jacob G de Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist, dies at 74
1894 Ernest John Moeran, British composer on December - 31.
1894 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38 on December - 31.
1896 25th auto built in US on December - 31.
1896 Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot) on December - 31.
1896 On December - 31 leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies
1897 Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898) on December - 31.
1897 Rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart) on December - 31.
1899 Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive on this day in history.
1902 Boers & British army sign peace treaty on this day in history.
1904 The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York on December - 31.
1904 Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner) on December - 31.
1905 Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57) on December - 31.
1906 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia on December - 31.
1906 Erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932) on December - 31.
1907 On December - 31 for the first time a ball drops at Times Square to signal the new year
1907 On December - 31 for 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year
1907 On December - 31 jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63
1908 Marko Rothmuller, composer on December - 31.
1910 On this day in history uS tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910
1910 Dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What) on December - 31.
1911 On December - 31 marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
1914 On this day in history colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
1914 Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show) on December - 31.
1916 On December - 31 suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)
1916 Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76 on December - 31.