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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

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  Ellis Island (New York NY) opens as a US immigration depot on December - 31.  

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  Jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco) on this day in history.  

1893  On December - 31 j M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)  

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

1894  Ernest John Moeran, British composer on this day in history.  

1894  Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38 on December - 31.  

1896  On December - 31 25th auto built in US  

1896  Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)  

1899  Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive on this day in history.  

1902  Boers & British army sign peace treaty on December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)  

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

1906  French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia on this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

1907  On December - 31 for 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year  

1907  Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63 on December - 31.  

1908  Marko Rothmuller, composer on December - 31.  

1910  US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910 on this day in history.  

1910  On December - 31 dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)  

1911  Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize on December - 31.  

1914  Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000 on December - 31.  

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  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  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

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

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on December - 31.  

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

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

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 December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

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

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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