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

1964  On December - 31 donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1966  Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1966  On December - 31 chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1967  Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1970  On December - 31 congress authorizes the Eisenhower dollar coin  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1970  On December - 31 paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1971  On this day in history peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1974  On this day in history gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1975  On December - 31 donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1976  TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1977  On this day in history donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1977  Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1977  On this day in history nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1979  On December - 31 winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1980  Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1981  On December - 31 lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1981  On December - 31 frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1983  On December - 31 brunei gains complete independence from Britain  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1984  NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1984  On this day in history rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1985  On December - 31 king Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1985  On this day in history alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97 on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

0335  On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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