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Historical Events In December - 31

Saturday, 04 December 2021

1917  Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members on this day in history.  

1918  Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager on this day in history.  

1919  Tommy Byrne, American baseball player on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG  

1920  Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1921  Last San Francisco firehorses retired on this day in history.  

1922  On December - 31 joan McCracken, Phila Pa, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage)  

1923  On December - 31 first transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester  

1923  On this day in history the chimes of Big Ben are broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC  

1923  On this day in history 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester  

1924  On this day in history hubble announces existence of distant galaxies.  

1924  On this day in history hubble announces existence of distant galaxies  

1924  On this day in history victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)  

1925  14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry on December - 31.  

1927  Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month on December - 31.  

1927  Dieter Noll, writer on this day in history.  

1928  Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit) on this day in history.  

1929  Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri on December - 31.  

1929  Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village) on December - 31.  

1930  Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages on this day in history.  

1930  On December - 31 ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress  

1931  On December - 31 bob Shaw, UK, sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo)  

1932  John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history george Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)  

1934  On December - 31 helen Richey becomes first woman to pilot an airmail transport  

1934  Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport on this day in history.  

1934  Akram Awan, Islamic scholar on December - 31.  

1935  CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party on December - 31.  

1935  Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25) on this day in history.  

1936  Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history the birth of Anthony Hopkins, British actor  

1937  Anthony Hopkins, Wales, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty) on December - 31.  

1938  On this day in history dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana  

1938  Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ) 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 December - 31.  

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  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  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 December - 31.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On this day in history 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 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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