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Historical Events In December - 21

Friday, 14 May 2021

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

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

1891  John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70) on this day in history.  

1892  On December - 21 rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)  

1895  Paul Hoffer, composer on this day in history.  

1896  Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business on December - 21.  

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

1898  Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar) on this day in history.  

1899  Guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron) on December - 21.  

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

1900  On this day in history oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)  

1901  On this day in history juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer  

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

1907  On December - 21 garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)  

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

1908  On December - 21 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  George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state on this day in history.  

1910  Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1913  Raich Carter, soccer star on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1916  Eve Perrick, journalist on this day in history.  

1917  On December - 21 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  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  On December - 21 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 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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on December - 21.  

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  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

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

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