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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1923

H Tierney/J McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in NYC

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1923

BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID

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1923

1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester

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1924

Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies

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1924

Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)

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1925

14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry

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1927

Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month

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1927

Dieter Noll, writer

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1928

Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)

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1928

Ross Barbour, Columbus Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)

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1928

Veijo Meri, writer

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1929

Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)

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1929

Peter Barker Howard, cricketer

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1929

Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri

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1929

Peter May, cricketer (dashing English batsman of 50's)

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1929

Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian

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1930

US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930

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1930

Odetta, [Holmes], Birmingham Ala, folk singer (Sanctuary)

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1930

Ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress

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1930

Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages

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1931

Bob Shaw, UK, sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo)

Birth
1932

George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)

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1932

John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC

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1934

Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport

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1935

CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party

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