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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

1938  On December - 31 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 this day in history 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  On December - 31 sigwart Aspestrand, composer, dies at 85  

1942  Commissioning of USS Essex (CV-9), first of new class of aircraft carriers, at Norfolk, VA on December - 31.  

1942  On December - 31 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)  

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

1943  On December - 31 the birth of Ben Kingsley, British actor  

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

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

1945  Ratification of UN Charter completed on this day in history.  

1945  On December - 31 bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services  

1945  Donald Douglas II, dies at 40 on December - 31.  

1946  On December - 31 french troops leave Lebanon  

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 December - 31.  

1947  On this day in history 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  Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia  

1950  Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year on December - 31.  

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

1951  First battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced on December - 31.  

1951  On December - 31 maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75  

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  On December - 31 peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75  

1958  International Geophyscial Year ends on December - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1961  On December - 31 first performance of the Beach Boys  

1961  Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion on December - 31.  

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

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

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 December - 31.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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