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Historical Events In December - 21

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1962  On December - 21 angolin leaves Comecon  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On this day in history claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55 on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  On December - 21 launch of Apollo 8 with Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. as Command Module Pilot. During the mission Lovell was one of the first two people to see the far side of the moon. The mission lasted 6 days and 3 hours, and included 10 moon orbits. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS-10).  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On this day in history wUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  On December - 21 uN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary general  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1972  Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70 on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  On this day in history richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  First New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins) on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  On December - 21 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  On December - 21 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  On December - 21 police in Des Plaines IL, arrested John W Gacy Jr for murder  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On December - 21 marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  On December - 21 rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On this day in history uSSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history aRCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Over 50,000 students demonstrate in Shanghai's Peoples Square, for democracy and freedom in China on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On this day in history 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Soyuz TM-4 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On December - 21 robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  After a record 365 days in space, two Russian and one French cosmonaut return to Earth on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On this day in history drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1117  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1518  On December - 21 birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1596  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on December - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

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0072  On December - 21 death of thomas the Apostle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1308  On December - 21 henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1579  On December - 21 death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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