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Historical Events In December - 31

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

1917  On December - 31 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 December - 31 tommy Byrne, American baseball player  

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

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

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

1922  On this day in history joan McCracken, Phila Pa, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage)  

1923  First transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1924  Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948) on this day in history.  

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  Dieter Noll, writer on December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)  

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

1930  Ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress on this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

1932  On December - 31 george Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)  

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

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

1934  Akram Awan, Islamic scholar on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1936  On December - 31 miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72  

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 December - 31 dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana  

1938  On December - 31 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  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

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

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

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

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  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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