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Historical Events In December - 21

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1891  18 students play first basketball game (Springfield College) on this day in history.  

1891  18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College) on this day in history.  

1891  On December - 21 john W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70)  

1892  On this day in history rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)  

1895  Paul Hoffer, composer on December - 21.  

1896  On December - 21 carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business  

1898  Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium on this day in history.  

1898  On December - 21 ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)  

1899  On this day in history guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron)  

1900  On this day in history gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer," premieres in Berlin  

1900  Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only) on December - 21.  

1901  Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring)  

1906  Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1907  On December - 21 dutch govt of De Master falls due to war budget  

1907  Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love) on December - 21.  

1907  Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58 on December - 21.  

1908  Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) on this day in history.  

1909  University of Copenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was first to North Pole on December - 21.  

1909  On December - 21 1st junior high school established (Berkeley Calif)  

1909  On this day in history george Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state  

1910  On this day in history explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies  

1911  Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs) on December - 21.  

1912  On December - 21 denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war  

1913  The first crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in New York World on this day in history.  

1913  1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World on this day in history.  

1913  Raich Carter, soccer star on December - 21.  

1914  On December - 21 first feature-length silent film comedy, "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released. (Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charles Chaplin)  

1914  On December - 21 "Tillie's Punctured Romance," 1st six-reel feature comedy debuts  

1914  A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies on December - 21.  

1915  On this day in history 25.83 cm (10.17") of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)  

1915  10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record) on December - 21.  

1916  On December - 21 eve Perrick, journalist  

1917  On this day in history alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On December - 21 birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.  

1518  On December - 21 birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

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

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on December - 21.  

1603  On December - 21 birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

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

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

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