Historical Events In December - 21
Saturday, 27 February 2021
1804 Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80) on this day in history.
1810 On this day in history ludwig Schuncke, composer
1815 On December - 21 thomas Couture, French painter/author
1818 On this day in history amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
1820 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45 on December - 21.
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 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 this day in history.
1840 On this day in history mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)
1844 The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement on this day in history.
1848 On this day in history edward Everett Rice, composer
1849 1st US skating club formed (Phila) on December - 21.
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 December - 21 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 December - 21.
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 Cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre on December - 21.
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 this day in history.
1879 The birth of Joseph Stalin, Russian revolutionary leader on this day in history.
1879 On December - 21 theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
1886 George Norman Peterkin, composer on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61
1890 Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht" on December - 21.
1890 Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53) on this day in history.
1890 On December - 21 niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73