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Historical Events In December - 21

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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

1810  Ludwig Schuncke, composer on this day in history.  

1815  Thomas Couture, French painter/author on December - 21.  

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

1820  Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1823  Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders) on this day in history.  

1826  Ernst Pauer, composer on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history 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  On December - 21 mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)  

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 December - 21.  

1849  On this day in history james Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)  

1850  Zdenek Fibich, composer on December - 21.  

1853  On this day in history isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)  

1859  Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre) on December - 21.  

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

1860  Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah) on this day in history.  

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

1864  Gen Sherman conquers Savannah on December - 21.  

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

1866  On this day in history cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre  

1867  John Winter Thompson, composer on December - 21.  

1872  On December - 21 albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)  

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 December - 21 theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)  

1886  On this day in history george Norman Peterkin, composer  

1889  On this day in history joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61  

1890  On this day in history pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"  

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

1890  On December - 21 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  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  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  On this day in history birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

1616  On December - 21 birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

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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  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.  

1308  On December - 21 henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

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

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

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

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