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Historical Events In December - 21

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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

1810  On December - 21 ludwig Schuncke, composer  

1815  Thomas Couture, French painter/author on this day in history.  

1818  On December - 21 amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece  

1820  On this day in history charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45  

1823  Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders) on December - 21.  

1826  On this day in history 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 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  Edward Everett Rice, composer on December - 21.  

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

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

1850  On December - 21 zdenek Fibich, composer  

1853  Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter) on December - 21.  

1859  On December - 21 gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)  

1859  On this day in history nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66  

1860  On December - 21 henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)  

1861  On this day in history congress authorizes the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award, for Naval personnel.  

1864  On December - 21 gen Sherman conquers Savannah  

1864  On December - 21 william Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51  

1866  On December - 21 cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre  

1867  John Winter Thompson, composer on this day in history.  

1872  On this day in history albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)  

1874  Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36) on December - 21.  

1879  On December - 21 the birth of Joseph Stalin, Russian revolutionary leader  

1879  Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value) on this day in history.  

1886  On December - 21 george Norman Peterkin, composer  

1889  Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1890  Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht" on December - 21.  

1890  Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53) on December - 21.  

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  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on this day in history.  

1401  On December - 21 birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  On December - 21 birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  On December - 21 birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on December - 21.  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.  

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on December - 21.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On December - 21 death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  On December - 21 conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

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  On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on December - 21.  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  On December - 21 death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

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