Month: December 2019

Historical Events for 31st December 2019

870 – Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1670 – France and England sign Boyne-treaty
1910 – US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910
1941 – Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young
1972 – AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-7
1974 – Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac
1988 – Pittsburgh NHL center Mario Lemieux accounts for all his team’s goals in Penguins 8-6 win over the NJ Devils; famously scores 5 goals, each in a different way: even strength, power play, shorthanded, penalty shot and empty net; also 3 assists
1995 – 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10
2017 – Indian movie star Rajinikanth announces he is entering politics
2018 – Houston guard James Harden scores 43 points in Rockets’ 113-101 win over Memphis Grizzlies; 4th straight NBA game with 40+ points and 8th straight…

Historical Events for 29th December 2019

1539 – St Jacob’s Church burns after being hit by lightning
1705 – Prosper Jolyot’s “Idomenée,” premieres in Paris
1841 – King and Grand Duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1926 – Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras’ work on the index
1934 – Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Yerma” premieres in Madrid
1937 – Constitution of Ireland (Irish: Bunreacht na hÉireann) is enacted and Irish free state is named Eire
1962 – British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark
1982 – Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1989 – Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
1991 – 12th United Negro College Fund
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