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Historical Events In December - 31

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1939  On this day in history 25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)  

1940  37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton) on this day in history.  

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

1941  On December - 31 young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young  

1941  Sigwart Aspestrand, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

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

1943  On this day in history nYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at the Paramount Theater  

1943  The birth of Ben Kingsley, British actor on December - 31.  

1943  NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah  

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 December - 31.  

1946  President Truman officially proclaims end of WW-II on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history dutch police actions up Java gone on strike  

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 December - 31 jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year  

1950  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 December - 31.  

1958  On December - 31 international Geophyscial Year ends  

1958  On this day in history gustav Hermann Unger, composer, dies at 72  

1960  Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69 on December - 31.  

1961  On this day in history first performance of the Beach Boys  

1961  On December - 31 marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion  

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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 this day in history.  

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 December - 31.  

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

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

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  

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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  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  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 this day in history.  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

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