Historical Events In December - 31
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
1882 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway) on December - 31.
1882 On this day in history leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44
1889 Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52 on December - 31.
1890 Ellis Island (New York NY) opens as a US immigration depot on this day in history.
1890 On December - 31 ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot
1891 On this day in history a new immigration depot is opens on Ellis Island, New York
1892 Jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco) on this day in history.
1893 On December - 31 j M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)
1893 On December - 31 jacob G de Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist, dies at 74
1894 On December - 31 ernest John Moeran, British composer
1894 On December - 31 thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38
1896 25th auto built in US on this day in history.
1896 Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot) on this day in history.
1896 Leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies on December - 31.
1897 On December - 31 brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898)
1897 On December - 31 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 On December - 31 chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)
1905 On December - 31 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 For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year on this day in history.
1907 Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63 on December - 31.
1908 On December - 31 marko Rothmuller, composer
1910 US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910 on December - 31.
1910 On this day in history dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)
1911 On this day in history marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
1914 On this day in history colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
1914 On December - 31 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.