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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.  

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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 this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on December - 31.  

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

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

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

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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