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Historical Events In December - 21

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

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

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  On this day in history paul Hoffer, composer  

1896  On December - 21 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 this day in history guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron)  

1900  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer," premieres in Berlin on December - 21.  

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

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  On this day in history adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58  

1907  On this day in history 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 December - 21.  

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

1909  On this day in history 1st junior high school established (Berkeley Calif)  

1909  George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state on December - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1913  On this day in history the first crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in New York World  

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

1913  On December - 21 raich Carter, soccer star  

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

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

1914  On December - 21 a O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies  

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

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

1916  On December - 21 eve Perrick, journalist  

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  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

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

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 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  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

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

1504  On this day in history 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  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.  

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