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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on December - 21.  

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

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

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

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.  

1628  On December - 21 birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

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

1295  On this day in history death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

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

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