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Historical Events In December - 31

Thursday, 22 April 2021

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

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

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

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

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 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 December - 31.  

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

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

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

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

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

1927  On this day in history dieter Noll, writer  

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  Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages on December - 31.  

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

1932  George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in) on December - 31.  

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  On December - 31 akram Awan, Islamic scholar  

1935  On this day in history cPH becomes Dutch Communist Party  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

1514  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

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

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

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

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