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Historical Events In December - 31

Friday, 04 December 2020

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

1918  On December - 31 kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager  

1919  On this day in history tommy Byrne, American baseball player  

1920  Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG on December - 31.  

1920  On this day in history albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43  

1921  Last San Francisco firehorses retired on December - 31.  

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

1923  On this day in history 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 December - 31 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester  

1924  Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies on December - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1927  On December - 31 dieter Noll, writer  

1928  On December - 31 hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)  

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

1929  Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village) on this day in history.  

1930  On December - 31 pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages  

1930  Ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress on December - 31.  

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

1932  John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC on December - 31.  

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

1934  On this day in history helen Richey becomes first woman to pilot an airmail transport  

1934  On this day in history helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport  

1934  On this day in history akram Awan, Islamic scholar  

1935  CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party on this day in history.  

1935  Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25) on December - 31.  

1936  On this day in history miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72  

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

1937  Anthony Hopkins, Wales, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty) on this day in history.  

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

0335  On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.  

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