Historical Events In December - 31
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1882 On December - 31 ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)
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 Ellis Island (New York NY) opens as a US immigration depot on this day in history.
1890 Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot on this day in history.
1891 A new immigration depot is opens on Ellis Island, New York on December - 31.
1892 On this day in history 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 December - 31 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 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 this day in history.
1897 On this day in history rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)
1899 On this day in history gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive
1902 On December - 31 boers & British army sign peace treaty
1904 On this day in history the first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York.
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 December - 31 french/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
1906 On this day in history erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1907 For the first time a ball drops at Times Square to signal the new year on December - 31.
1907 For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year on December - 31.
1907 On December - 31 jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63
1908 Marko Rothmuller, composer on December - 31.
1910 US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910 on this day in history.
1910 Dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What) on this day in history.
1911 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize on this day in history.
1914 On December - 31 colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
1914 On this day in history pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show)
1916 Suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws) on this day in history.
1916 On December - 31 ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76