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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  

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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  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  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

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

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

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on December - 21.  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.  

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 December - 21.  

1375  On December - 21 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  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on December - 21.  

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

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