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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  

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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 this day in history.  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.  

1537  On December - 21 birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

1596  On December - 21 birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  On this day in history birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

1616  On this day in history birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

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  On this day in history death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  On December - 21 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  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

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 December - 21 death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

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