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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  

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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 December - 31.  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

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

1572  On December - 31 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  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On this day in history 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  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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