Historical Events In December - 31
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
1882 On December - 31 ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)
1882 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44 on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52
1890 On this day in history ellis Island (New York NY) opens as a US immigration depot
1890 Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot on December - 31.
1891 On December - 31 a new immigration depot is opens on Ellis Island, New York
1892 On December - 31 jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco)
1893 J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa) on December - 31.
1893 Jacob G de Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist, dies at 74 on December - 31.
1894 Ernest John Moeran, British composer on December - 31.
1894 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38 on this day in history.
1896 25th auto built in US on December - 31.
1896 On this day in history ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot)
1896 On December - 31 leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies
1897 On December - 31 brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898)
1897 On this day in history rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)
1899 On December - 31 gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive
1902 On December - 31 boers & British army sign peace treaty
1904 On this day in history the first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York.
1904 Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner) on December - 31.
1905 On this day in history guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57)
1906 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia on December - 31.
1906 On this day in history erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1907 For the first time a ball drops at Times Square to signal the new year on this day in history.
1907 On December - 31 for 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year
1907 Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63 on December - 31.
1908 Marko Rothmuller, composer on this day in history.
1910 US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910 on this day in history.
1910 On December - 31 dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)
1911 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize on December - 31.
1914 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000 on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show)
1916 On this day in history suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)
1916 Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.