Historical Events In December - 21
Friday, 03 July 2020
1804 On this day in history benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
1810 Ludwig Schuncke, composer on this day in history.
1815 Thomas Couture, French painter/author on this day in history.
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 this day in history jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
1826 Ernst Pauer, composer on December - 21.
1829 On December - 21 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore
1832 On December - 21 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 On this day in history the Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 December - 21.
1872 Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog) on this day in history.
1874 On December - 21 juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36)
1879 The birth of Joseph Stalin, Russian revolutionary leader on this day in history.
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 December - 21.
1890 On December - 21 pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"
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