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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

1962  Katanga becomes part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1964  Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On this day in history monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On December - 31 pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On this day in history chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  On December - 31 carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On this day in history salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On this day in history congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1970  Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  On December - 31 peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38 on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  On December - 31 gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47 on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  On December - 31 tV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On December - 31 donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On this day in history ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62 on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with the US on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On December - 31 a Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On this day in history arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  Lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On December - 31 frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  On this day in history tV soap "The Doctors" ends 19 year run  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  On this day in history brunei gains complete independence from Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history king Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  On December - 31 dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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