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Historical Events In December - 21

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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  On this day in history 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  Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business on this day in history.  

1898  Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium on December - 21.  

1898  On this day in history 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  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer," premieres in Berlin on December - 21.  

1900  On December - 21 oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)  

1901  Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer on December - 21.  

1905  Anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring) on this day in history.  

1906  Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58 on December - 21.  

1907  Dutch govt of De Master falls due to war budget on December - 21.  

1907  Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love) on this day in history.  

1907  Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1908  On December - 21 pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)  

1909  On this day in history university of Copenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was first to North Pole  

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

1909  On December - 21 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  On December - 21 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 this day in history.  

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

1913  On December - 21 raich Carter, soccer star  

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 this day in history.  

1915  On December - 21 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  Eve Perrick, journalist on December - 21.  

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  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on December - 21.  

1401  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on December - 21.  

1537  On this day in history 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  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on December - 21.  

1616  On December - 21 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 December - 21.  

1295  On this day in history 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  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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