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Historical Events In December - 31

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1917  On this day in history dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members  

1918  On this day in history kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager  

1919  Tommy Byrne, American baseball player on December - 31.  

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

1920  On December - 31 albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43  

1921  On this day in history last San Francisco firehorses retired  

1922  Joan McCracken, Phila Pa, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage) on this day in history.  

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

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

1923  1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester on December - 31.  

1924  On December - 31 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  On December - 31 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry  

1927  On this day in history ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month  

1927  Dieter Noll, writer on December - 31.  

1928  On this day in history hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)  

1929  On this day in history pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri  

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

1930  On this day in history pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages  

1930  On this day in history ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress  

1931  On this day in history bob Shaw, UK, sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo)  

1932  On December - 31 john P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC  

1932  George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in) on this day in history.  

1934  Helen Richey becomes first woman to pilot an airmail transport on December - 31.  

1934  On December - 31 helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport  

1934  On December - 31 akram Awan, Islamic scholar  

1935  On December - 31 cPH becomes Dutch Communist Party  

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 December - 31.  

1937  On December - 31 the birth of Anthony Hopkins, British actor  

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

1938  Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ)  

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

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

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 this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On this day in history 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  On December - 31 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  On December - 31 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 this day in history.  

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

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