Historical Events In December - 21
Monday, 02 August 2021
1804 On December - 21 benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
1810 Ludwig Schuncke, composer on this day in history.
1815 On this day in history thomas Couture, French painter/author
1818 Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece on this day in history.
1820 On this day in history charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45
1823 On December - 21 jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
1826 On December - 21 ernst Pauer, composer
1829 On December - 21 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore
1832 On this day in history john Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1835 HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand) on this day in history.
1840 Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan) on December - 21.
1844 The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement on December - 21.
1848 Edward Everett Rice, composer on this day in history.
1849 On this day in history 1st US skating club formed (Phila)
1849 On December - 21 james Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)
1850 On December - 21 zdenek Fibich, composer
1853 On December - 21 isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
1859 On this day in history gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
1859 Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66 on December - 21.
1860 Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah) on this day in history.
1861 Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award, for Naval personnel on December - 21.
1864 Gen Sherman conquers Savannah on December - 21.
1864 William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51 on December - 21.
1866 On December - 21 cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre
1867 On December - 21 john Winter Thompson, composer
1872 Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog) on December - 21.
1874 Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36) on December - 21.
1879 On this day in history the birth of Joseph Stalin, Russian revolutionary leader
1879 On this day in history theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
1886 On December - 21 george Norman Peterkin, composer
1889 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61 on December - 21.
1890 On December - 21 pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"
1890 Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53) on this day in history.
1890 On this day in history niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73