Historical Events In December - 14
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1906 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1907 The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die on December - 14.
1907 Guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes) on this day in history.
1908 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on this day in history.
1909 Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958) on December - 14.
1909 Leopold II, king of Belgium, dies on December - 14.
1911 On December - 14 norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his expedition of four companions, are the first to reach the South Pole and return safely.
1911 Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, becomes the first man to reach the South Pole on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history south Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
1911 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust) on December - 14.
1912 Canadian Pacific leases Quebec Central Railway Company, Quebec on December - 14.
1912 Morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show) on this day in history.
1913 On this day in history greece formally takes possession of Crete
1914 On this day in history lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido DemÃ³crata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
1914 On this day in history dan Dailey, NYC, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ)
1914 Giovanni Sgambati, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1915 On December - 14 jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
1915 Clay Warnick, Tacoma Wash, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show) on December - 14.
1917 On this day in history uFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany
1917 Elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) on this day in history.
1918 On December - 14 giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico," premieres in NYC
1918 On this day in history sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered
1919 Shirley Jackson, US, writer (Road Through the Wall) on this day in history.
1920 Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC on this day in history.
1920 Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter on December - 14.
1922 On December - 14 charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings) on this day in history.
1923 On December - 14 gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
1923 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72 on December - 14.
1924 On this day in history chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou
1924 On this day in history marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
1926 On this day in history danish Madsen govt, forms
1926 On December - 14 frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
1926 On this day in history theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64