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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1935

Charles Darrow patents Monopoly

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1935

Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 and 0-25)

Birth
1935

Rolf Haufs, writer

Birth
1936

William FA Ellison, Irish clergyman/astronomer, dies at 72

Death
1936

Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72

Death
1937

Nicolas Born, writer

Birth
1937

Anthony Hopkins, Wales, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty)

Birth
1938

Dutch national debt hits Ÿ3,986,629,805.70

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1938

Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana

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1938

Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ)

Birth
1938

Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter, dies at 70

Death
1938

Rosalind Cash, Atlantic City NJ, actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right)

Birth
1938

Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist

Birth
1939

25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)

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1939

Dutch national debt hits Ÿ4,218,553,180.99

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1939

Afaq Hussain, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64)

Birth
1939

Willye White, US long jumper (Oly-silver-56, appeared in 5 Olympics)

Birth
1940

Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1940

37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)

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1941

Sarah Miles, Essex England, actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom)

Birth
1941

Sigwart Aspestrand, composer, dies at 85

Death
1941

Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young

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1941

Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)

Birth
1942

60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)

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1942

Battle in Barents Sea

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