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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

1938  Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet.  

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

1941  On this day in history 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 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  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 December - 31.  

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

1945  Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services on this day in history.  

1945  Donald Douglas II, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1946  On December - 31 french troops leave Lebanon  

1946  President Truman officially proclaims end of WW-II on December - 31.  

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

1947  Franz X Ritter von Epp, German General (SW Africa), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history dutch police actions up Java gone on strike  

1948  Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63 on December - 31.  

1949  On this day in history 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia  

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  First battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced on this day in history.  

1951  Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

1953  Albert Plesman, Dutch aviation pioneer/founder (KLM), dies at 64 on December - 31.  

1954  Peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75 on December - 31.  

1958  International Geophyscial Year ends on December - 31.  

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

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  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 December - 31.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

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  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on December - 31.  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  

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

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1164  On December - 31 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  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

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