Historical Events In December - 21
Sunday, 28 May 2023
1804 Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80) on December - 21.
1810 On December - 21 ludwig Schuncke, composer
1815 Thomas Couture, French painter/author on December - 21.
1818 On this day in history amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
1820 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45 on December - 21.
1823 On this day in history jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
1826 Ernst Pauer, composer on this day in history.
1829 On December - 21 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore
1832 John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 on this day in history.
1835 HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand) on this day in history.
1840 On December - 21 mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)
1844 On this day in history the Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
1848 On December - 21 edward Everett Rice, composer
1849 On this day in history 1st US skating club formed (Phila)
1849 James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal) on this day in history.
1850 On December - 21 zdenek Fibich, composer
1853 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter) on December - 21.
1859 On this day in history gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
1859 Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66 on this day in history.
1860 On December - 21 henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)
1861 Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award, for Naval personnel on December - 21.
1864 On December - 21 gen Sherman conquers Savannah
1864 On this day in history william Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51
1866 Cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre on December - 21.
1867 John Winter Thompson, composer on this day in history.
1872 Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog) on December - 21.
1874 Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36) on this day in history.
1879 The birth of Joseph Stalin, Russian revolutionary leader on December - 21.
1879 On this day in history theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
1886 George Norman Peterkin, composer on December - 21.
1889 On December - 21 joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61
1890 On this day in history pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"
1890 On December - 21 fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)
1890 Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
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