On This Day

Events in History in December 1951

  • Dec 1 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
  • Dec 4 Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
  • Dec 4 Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government
  • Dec 8 AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games
  • Dec 9 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
  • Dec 17 Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
  • Dec 19 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
  • Dec 20 Walter Zinn's Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the first nuclear reactor to produce electric power, goes live at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Dec 21 Pioneering telenovela "Sua Vida Me Pertence" premieres in Brazil
  • Dec 23 Last Belgian communities get electricity
  • Dec 24 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
  • Dec 31 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electricity announced