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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1938  On this day in history richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter, dies at 70  

1939  25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton) on December - 31.  

1940  On December - 31 37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)  

1941  Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young  

1941  Sigwart Aspestrand, composer, dies at 85 on December - 31.  

1942  On this day in history commissioning of USS Essex (CV-9), first of new class of aircraft carriers, at Norfolk, VA  

1942  On this day in history 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)  

1943  On December - 31 nYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at the Paramount Theater  

1943  The birth of Ben Kingsley, British actor on this day in history.  

1943  NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater on December - 31.  

1944  48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah on December - 31.  

1945  On this day in history ratification of UN Charter completed  

1945  On this day in history bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services  

1945  On this day in history donald Douglas II, dies at 40  

1946  French troops leave Lebanon on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history president Truman officially proclaims end of WW-II  

1946  Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1947  On December - 31 franz X Ritter von Epp, German General (SW Africa), dies at 79  

1948  Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike on December - 31.  

1948  On this day in history malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63  

1949  18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia on December - 31.  

1950  On this day in history jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year  

1950  On December - 31 charles Koechlin, French composer (Jungle Book), dies at 83  

1951  On December - 31 first battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced  

1951  Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75 on December - 31.  

1953  On December - 31 hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president  

1953  Albert Plesman, Dutch aviation pioneer/founder (KLM), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1954  Peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1958  International Geophyscial Year ends on this day in history.  

1958  Gustav Hermann Unger, composer, dies at 72 on December - 31.  

1960  On this day in history germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69  

1961  First performance of the Beach Boys on this day in history.  

1961  Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion on this day in history.  

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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 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 December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 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  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  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

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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