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Historical Events In December - 21

Friday, 26 February 2021

1891  18 students play first basketball game (Springfield College) on December - 21.  

1891  On December - 21 18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College)  

1891  John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70) on December - 21.  

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

1895  On December - 21 paul Hoffer, composer  

1896  On this day in history carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business  

1898  On this day in history scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium  

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

1899  On December - 21 guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron)  

1900  On December - 21 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 December - 21 anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring)  

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

1907  On this day in history dutch govt of De Master falls due to war budget  

1907  On this day in history garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)  

1907  On December - 21 oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58  

1908  On this day in history pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)  

1909  On December - 21 university of Copenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was first to North Pole  

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  Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs)  

1912  Denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war on December - 21.  

1913  The first crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in New York World on December - 21.  

1913  On December - 21 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World  

1913  On this day in history raich Carter, soccer star  

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

1914  On this day in history "Tillie's Punctured Romance," 1st six-reel feature comedy debuts  

1914  On this day in history a O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies  

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

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

1916  Eve Perrick, journalist on December - 21.  

1917  Alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre) on this day in history.  

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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  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on December - 21.  

1518  On this day in history birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

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

1596  On December - 21 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 this day in history.  

1616  On December - 21 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  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

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 December - 21.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on December - 21.  

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 December - 21.  

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