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Historical Events In December - 21

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

1804  On December - 21 benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)  

1810  On December - 21 ludwig Schuncke, composer  

1815  On December - 21 thomas Couture, French painter/author  

1818  Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece on December - 21.  

1820  Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45 on December - 21.  

1823  On this day in history jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)  

1826  On this day in history ernst Pauer, composer  

1829  1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore on December - 21.  

1832  John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 on December - 21.  

1835  HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand) on December - 21.  

1840  Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan) on this day in history.  

1844  The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement on December - 21.  

1848  On this day in history edward Everett Rice, composer  

1849  On this day in history 1st US skating club formed (Phila)  

1849  James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal) on December - 21.  

1850  On this day in history zdenek Fibich, composer  

1853  Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter) on this day in history.  

1859  On this day in history gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)  

1859  On December - 21 nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66  

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 this day in history.  

1864  Gen Sherman conquers Savannah on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history william Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51  

1866  On this day in history 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  On December - 21 juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36)  

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  George Norman Peterkin, composer on this day in history.  

1889  Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61 on December - 21.  

1890  Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht" on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)  

1890  On this day in history niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On December - 21 birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on December - 21.  

1518  On this day in history birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on December - 21.  

1616  On this day in history birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On this day in history death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  

1295  On December - 21 death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1504  On December - 21 death of bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)  

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on December - 21.  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.  

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