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Historical Events In December - 31

Saturday, 10 April 2021

1882  On December - 31 ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)  

1882  Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44 on December - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

1893  Jacob G de Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1894  On December - 31 ernest John Moeran, British composer  

1894  Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1896  25th auto built in US on this day in history.  

1896  On this day in history ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot)  

1896  Leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies on December - 31.  

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

1897  Rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart) on December - 31.  

1899  On this day in history gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive  

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 this day in history.  

1904  Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner) on this day in history.  

1905  Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57) on December - 31.  

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

1906  Erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932) on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1908  On December - 31 marko Rothmuller, composer  

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  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  Suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws) on this day in history.  

1916  On December - 31 ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

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

1378  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

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

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  

1540  On December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on December - 31.  

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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 December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

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  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

1297  On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.  

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