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Historical Events In December - 31

Sunday, 29 November 2020

1882  Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway) on this day in history.  

1882  Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1892  On December - 31 jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco)  

1893  On this day in history j M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)  

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 this day in history.  

1896  25th auto built in US on December - 31.  

1896  On December - 31 ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot)  

1896  On December - 31 leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies  

1897  On this day in history brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898)  

1897  On December - 31 rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)  

1899  Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive on December - 31.  

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 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 December - 31.  

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

1907  On this day in history for 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year  

1907  Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1908  Marko Rothmuller, composer on December - 31.  

1910  On this day in history uS tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910  

1910  On this day in history dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)  

1911  Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize on this day in history.  

1914  Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000 on this day in history.  

1914  On December - 31 pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show)  

1916  On this day in history suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)  

1916  Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

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

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

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On December - 31 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 this day in history.  

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

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