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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1917  Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members on December - 31.  

1918  On this day in history 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  On December - 31 last San Francisco firehorses retired  

1922  On this day in history 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 December - 31 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  Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies on December - 31.  

1924  Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948) on December - 31.  

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

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

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  On this day in history 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  Bob Shaw, UK, sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo) on December - 31.  

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

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

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 this day in history akram Awan, Islamic scholar  

1935  On this day in history cPH becomes Dutch Communist Party  

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

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  On December - 31 anthony Hopkins, Wales, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty)  

1938  Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana on December - 31.  

1938  Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ) on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

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  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

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

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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