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Famous Events For December 21

Famous Events For December 21 – Today In History

What Happened on December 21 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 21 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 21, 1163 – typhoon produces floods in villages in Holland/Friesland
2. December 21, 1561 – appointment of Archbishop Antoine Prrenot de Granvelle of Mechelen as Cardinal
3. December 21, 1582 – Gregorian calendar comes into force in Flanders – tomorrow is January 1, 1583
4. December 21, 1598 – War of Curalaba: A group of Mapuche people guided by Pelentarun rebel and cause major overthrow of the Spanish army in Southern Chile
5. December 21, 1620 – The ship, Mayflower carried 102 Pilgrims along with a crew on board to Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
6. December 21, 1650 – appointment of Johan de Witt as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht

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18th Century – What Happened on December 21 – The 1700s

7. December 21, 1784 – appointment of John Jay as acting US Secretary of State
8. December 21, 1788 – the crowning of Hue Tay Son as king of Quang Trung of Vietnam

19th Century – December 21 This Day That Year – The 1800s

9. December 21, 1829 – the inauguration of the first stone arch railroad bridge in the US, Baltimore
10. December 21, 1835 – arrival of HMS Beagle in Bay of Islands, New Zealand
11. December 21, 1844 – A group of working people, The Rochdale Pioneers, start the cooperative trade at their society in Rochdale, England – the beginning of the Cooperative movement
12. December 21, 1949 – the founding of the 1st skating club in the US at Philadelphia
13. December 21, 1864 – capture of Savannah, Georgia, by General Sherman
14. December 21, 1866 – killing of all 81 soldiers of the US Army by Lakota, Cheyenne, and aPlainspaho Indians – is regarded as one of the major defense calamities inflicted on the US Army on the Great Plains
15. December 21, 1872 – Jules Verne describes the journey around the world completed by Phileas Fogg in his novel “Around the World in Eighty Days”

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16. December 21, 1890 – The only trip by Pim Mulier to “Alvesteddetocht
17. December 21, 1891 – Play of the first basketball on the guidelines created by James Naismith with 18 players (students) in Springfield, Massachusetts
18. December 21, 1894 – nomination of Mackenzie Bowell as the 5th Prime Minister of Canada
19. December 21, 1898 – the discovery of radium by French Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie

20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 21 – The 1900s

20. December 21, 1900 – first performance of “Michael Kramer” by Gerhard Hauptmann in Berlin
21. December 21, 1906 – approval of two important acts by British Parliament – The Trades Dispute Bill, authorizing peaceful protesting, and The Workingmen’s Compensation Act, on employer’s accountability for accidents
22. December 21, 1907 – De Master resigns in Dutch over budget for war
23. December 21, 1909 – founding of the 1st high school for juniors in Berkeley California
24. December 21, 1909 – first performance of “City” by Clyde Fitch in NYC
25. December 21, 1909 – The assertions made by American Navigator Frederick A Cook that he was the 1st to reach the North Pole was disallowed by the University of Copenhagen
26. December 21, 1910 – detonation in a coal mine causes the death of 344 mine workers in Hulton England
27. December 21, 1912 – the policy of neutrality was pronounced by Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in the Comende war

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28. December 21, 1913 – publication of the 1st crossword riddle with 32 clues in NY World
29. December 21, 1914 – premiere of full-length silent comedy film featuring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, and Charlie Chaplin entitled “Tillie’s Punctured Romance”
30. December 21, 1914 – African coal mine workers numbering 2800 stop work at the Vrainfalleep mines to get their problem solved
31. December 21, 1915 – Glenora, Oregon receives a maximum rainfall of 10.17” (25.83 cm)
32. December 21, 1918 – Red Sox exchange Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore, and Duffy Lewis for Ray Caldwell and Slim Love, Al Walters, and $15,000 from Yankees
33. December 21, 1919 – J. Edgar Hoover, expels revolutionary/suffragette Emma Goldman to Russia
34. December 21, 1920 – first performance of the musical “Sally” by Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva in NYC
35. December 21, 2921 – protests and bans by labor were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court
36. December 21, 1923 – freedom granted to Nepal by the British
37. December 21, 1925 – first performance of “Battleship Potemkin”, a Soviet no-sound film guided by Sergei Eisenstein, featuring Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barksy, and Grigori Aleksandrov in Moscow
38. December 21, 1925 – Hunter “Stork” Hendry achieves 325 runs for Victoria Vs New Zealand
39. December 21, 1926 – founding of the football team DOS Struggle
40. December 21, 1929 – health coverage group insurance proposed (Dallas TX)
41. December 21, 1929 – first performance of Coco, the Clown for Bertram Mills Circus in Manchester, England
42. DThe December 21, 1932 – appointment of outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach for Giants
43. December 21, 1933 – The University of Pennsylvania made the dried human blood serum for the first time
44. December 21, 1933 – a studio contract was signed between Shirley Temple aged 5, and Fox Films
45. December 21, 1933 – return of Newfoundland to Great Britain colony
46. December 21, 1934 – first performance of the movie “Zouzou” featuring Josephine Baker, 1st black woman, in a major motion film in Paris
47. December 21, 1936 – Brandman scores “zero” in two successive Test Cricket; Australia was all out for 80
48. December 21, 1937 – O” Reilly scores 14-98 in NSW Vs South Aust
49. December 21, 1937 – first performance of the complete enlivened film in a series of Walt Disney Animated Classics series, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at Carthay Circle Theater
50. December 21, 1937 – Paul Thompson of Chicago Black Hawks achieves a goal against his brother, achieves on bro Cecil of Boston Bruins just 9 seconds earlier for close; Bruins won through, 2-1

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51. December 21, 1939 – appointment by Adolf Hitler of Adolf Eichmann as leader of “Referat IVB” to look after expulsions and Jewish migration
52. December 21, 1941 – Ray McLean of Chicago Bears scores the last NFL drop kick for an extra point
53. December 21, 1941 – Chicago Bears defeat New York Giants, 37-9; the first team to win successive titles; Bears 5th title in all at the National Football Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago
54. December 21, 1941 – first performance of the 1st collection of music by David Diamonds
55. December 21, 1941 – U-567, a German submarine, submerged
56. December 21, 1941 – Nevada divorce is declared legal by US Supreme Court
57. December 21, 1944 – award of honor NL NVP for Card’s Marty Marion
58. December 21, 1945 – premiere of “Billion Dollar Baby” at Alvin Theater NYC to give 219 presentations
59. December 21, 1946 – last show of “If the Shoe Fits” at Century Theater NYC after 20 presentations
60. December 21, 1946 – 1086 people lost their lives when an earthquake hit South Japan
61. December 21, 1946 – the first show of “Minstrel Show” by Morton Gould in Indianapolis
62. December 21, 1948 – Renaming of O’Neil Place in the Bronx as O’Neill Place was a mistake
63. December 21, 1948 – Freedom granted to the State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State)
64. December 21, 1948 – Philadelphia Eagles select from the reserve 1949 NFL list, Chuck Bednarik, University of Pennsylvania linebacker/ center
65. December 21, 1949 – independence of Indonesia recognized by the 1st chamber of the Dutch
66. December 21, 1949 – the first show of “Samson and Delilah” guided and made by Cecil B. DeMille, featuring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature in New York

67. December 21, 1950 -first performance of the musical “Out of this World” by Cole Porte at New Century Theater, NYC to give 157 presentations
68. December 21, 1951 – The revolutionary short television serial “Sua Vida Me Pertence” debuts in Brazil
69. December 21, 1952 – Broadway Tunnel thrown to public usage in San Francisco
70. December 21, 1952 – TV transmission channel 22 in South Bend, IN starts functioning on CBS
71. December 21, 1953 – TV Transmission channel 8 in Columbia, MO starts on NBC/PBS
72. December 21, 1955 – Award of “Golden Lotus” to “Mirza Ghalib” at the 2nd National Film Awards (India)
73. December 21, 1956 – new integrated bus used by Martin Luther King Jr and others
74. December 21, 1957 – cease-fire declRepublicIndonesia
75. December 21, 1958 – nomination of Charles de Gaulle as the 1st President of the 5th Republic of France for 7 years
76. December 21, 1959 – a maximum of 13.7” snowfall in NYC
77. December 21, 1959 – Citizens of Deerfield III authorized blocking of the interracial housing
78. December 21, 1959 – appointment of Tom Landry as coach with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
79. December 21, 1960 – A very significant recording of the collection of music, “Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation” by Ornette Coleman becomes famous for Free Jazz sound
80. December 21, 1961 – “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Ready Teddy” by Beatles
81. December 21, 1961 – a meeting of US President Kennedy and British PM Mac Millan in Bermuda
82. December 21, 1961 – A criminal Jeo Gallo was convicted and sentenced to 7-14 years for coercion in state jail
83. December 21, 1962 – The Republic of Angola in South Africa comes out of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon)
84. December 21, 1962 – Agreement between the US and Cuba on the release of prisoners of the Bay of Pigs war
85. December 21, 1966 – the soft landing of Luna 13 on Oceanus Procellarum launched by the USSR
86. December 21, 1966 – the debut of the cult movie “King of Hearts,” by Philippe de Broca featuring Alan Bates
87. December 21, 1968 – Apollo 8 with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders on board sent to space – 1st mannered Moon Voyage
88. December 21, 1968 – the debut of the musical program by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash in California
89. December 21, 1968 – The collection of music “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell reaches the #1 rank in the US

90. December 21, 1969 – last presence of Diana Ross in the TV as a Supreme (in Ed Sullivan Show)
91. December 21, 1969 – final coaching for Vince Lombardi (Redskins) of his football plays
92. December 21, 1970 – The photo taken on the occasion of the meeting of Elvis Presley with US President Richard Nixon in the White House is in great demand from all the National 21, the 1970s
93. December 21, 1970 – TV Transmissithe on channel 29 in Buffalo NY, commences working
94. December 21, 1970 – The age limit for federal voting in the US was reduced to 18 in the Oregon Vs Mitchell case by the Supreme Court. However, the voting age for states and local bodies was left to the states for decision
95. December 21, 1971 – appointment of Kurt Waldheim as the 4th Secretary-General of the UN Security Council
96. December 21, 1971 – a keeper of a pub was killed when trying to remove a bomb in his pub in Northern Ireland
97. December 21, 1972 – a separate peace treaty accorded by the Soviet Union with East Germany
98. December 21, 1973 – a meeting to discuss the Arab-Israeli struggle by Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, the US, and the USSR in Geneva
99. December 21, 1974 – Raiders RB Clarence Davis achieves a match-winning touchdown pass among heavily covered (Sea of Hands) by Dolphins defenders just before the match to conclude in 24 seconds in the play-off match, a first of its kind in 3 years.
100. December 21, 1975 – last show of “Hello, Dolly” at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 presentations
101. December 21, 1975 – premiere of “Very Good Eddie” at Booth Theater NYC for 307 presentations
102. December 21, 1975 – a 1000-yard rushing by John Riggins for NY Jets for the first time
103. December 21, 1975 – Sweden defeats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm 3,2. At the 64th Davis Cup
104. December 21, 1975 – The constitution of Madagascar approved
105. December 21, 1975 – Buffalo Sabres achieve a maximum of 40 points defeating Washington Caps, 14-2, and scoring 5 goals in 4:57
106. December 21, 1976 – a 20th shut-out achieved by Islanders against Billy Smith, 3-0 Vs Brthe ruins
107. December 21, 1976 – appointment of Patricia R Harris as secretary of Housing and Development in the US

108. December 21, 1976 – The 1979-Year was declared as the Year of Child by the UN General Assembly
109. December 21, 1976 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
110. December 21, 1978 –a single show of the musical, “Broadway Musical” at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC
111. December 21, 1978 – detention of the criminal John Wayne Gacy in Des Plaines, Illinois, by the constabulary
1The December 21, 1979 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
113. December 21, 1979 – The new constitution of Zimbabwe approved
114. December 21, 1979 – Atlanta Flames defeated by St Louis Blues, 5-1 thus ending Garry Unger’s successive plays at 914. The coach Al MacNeil rests Garry Unger; Doug Jarvis achieves the record at 964
115. December 21, 1980 – The NFL streak of 127 successive play receptions was closed by Harold Carmichael
116. December 21, 1981 – Cincinnati defeats Bradley, 75-73 in 7 Overtime plays (Maximum for NCAA)
117. December 21, 1983 – premiere of the musical “Tap Dance Kid” at Broadhurst Theater, NYC to give 889 presentations
118. December 21, 1983 – The last 2-minute men’s basketball free throw rule was withdrawn by the NCAA
119. December 21, 1984 – The first shut opt-out was a victory for Islander Kelley Hrudy vs Whalers, 1-0
120. December 21, 1984 – Vega 2, a Space probe by the USSR, was sent to fly very close to Halle’s Come
121. December 21, 1985 – The Arc of Anchorage touches a shallow ground near Port Angeles, WA
122. December 21, 1985 – The collection of music “Heart” by Heart reaches ranking #1
123. December 21, 1987 – The teens three in number belonging to the white community were found guild of murdering a black man in NY
124. December 21, 1987 – 3 cosmonauts were sent by Soyuz TM to reach the space station, Mir
125. December 21, 1987 – Cosmonauts Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov were sent to space
126. December 21, 1988 – Drexel pays a fine of $650 million after admitting his guilt in security crimes
127. December 21, 1988 – return to earth of cosmonauts Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov along with Chronboard8. December 21, 1988 -a bomb detonated mid-air smashing the Pan Am Flight 103 killing all the 258 onboard over Scotland – Lockerbie disaster

129. December 21, 1989 – 30,000 Xmas cards were posted by VP Quayle using the word “beckon” instead of “Beacon”
130. December 21, 1989 – The first country to fix a formal inflation goal of 0-2% to access the yearly price rise. This example achieved by many developed countries
131. December 21, 1990 – The partnership of Steve and Mark Waugh achieved 464* for NEW Vs WA
132. December 21, 1991 – the lottery prize money of $1.3 billion (#47996) was distributed among 95 in Madrid, Spain
133. December 21, 1991 – El Sayid Nosair was not found guilty of the murder of Meir Kahane
134. December 21, 1991 – Eleven (11) out of twelve (12) republics agree to form a Commonwealth of Independent States thus disbanding the Soviet Union officially
135. December 21, 1992 – A low-wing monoplane Dutch DC 10 catches fire on landing at Faro Portugal causing the death of 56
136. December 21, 1993 – the debut of the musical “The Sign” in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year
137. December 21, 1994 – explosion of a bomb on train World Cup Fulton Street NYC
138. December 21, 1995 – Martina Ertl of Germany achieves her 3rd giant slalom World Cup
139. December 21, 1995 – proposal for the construction of a new stadium by SF Giants for inauguration in 2000
140. December 21, 1995 – Israel takes control of the city of Bethlehem from Palestine
141. December 21, 1996 – Tasmania defeats Pakistan by an inning; Pakistan all out for 67
142. December 21, 1996 – David Ho, a Taiwanese-American AIDS scientist received “Time Magazine’s Man of the Year”
143. December 21, 1997 – Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions achieved the 2000 yards run in a term and was the 3rd to achieve this distinction
144. December 21, 1997 – Reggie Brown, linebacker, of Detroit Lions collides and falls unconscious
145. December 21, 1999 – an automobile carrying 950 KG of bombs meant to detonate the Torre Picasso in Madrid by ETA was captured by the Spanish Civil Guards
146. December 21, 1999 – Brazilian Rivaldo, midfielder of FC Barcelona was declared the best football player in Europe earlier to Manchester United midfielder David Beckham and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko

21st Century – December 21 This Day In History – The 2000s

147. December 21, 2005 – Joe Saki was assigned the captaincy of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team
148. December 21, 2005 – Elton John and David Furnish become the first couple to form same-sex marriage as per the Civil Partnership Act which came into force in the UK
149. December 21, 2005 – Singer Elton John and David Furnish were the first couples to register their civil marriage at Windsor Town Hall, on the first Network Act brought into force in England and Wales
150. December 21, 2006 – Premiere of the Puzzle Play in Network 10, replacing In the Box
151. December 21, 2007 – 9 European Union member states – Czech Republibordersia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia are included on land and sea borders, as per the Schengen Agreement
152. December 21, 2012 -reckless fights in Kenya cause the death of 39 people
153. December 21, 2012 – date 13.0.0.0.0 reached on The MesoamericYouTubeCount Calendar
154. December 21, 2012 – one billion viewers reached for “Gangnam Style” by Psy on YouTube
155. December 21, 2012 – cancellations of NHL play till January 14 totaling to 625
156. December 21, 2012 – inauguration of Chicken & Ribs by Flavor in Sterling Heights, Michigan
157. December 21, 2016 – appointment of Carl Icahn as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform, under President Donald Trump
158. December 21, 2016 – A film using sports as a theme, Dangal guided by Nitesh Tiwari and featuring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanya Malhotra debuts – the first Indian film to earn $300 million worldwide

159. December 21, 2017 – The US declaration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is condemned by 128 to 9 votes by the UN General Assembly
160. December 21, 2018 – During the Australian Open, if the game reaches 6-6, at that stage a 10-point tie break to be implemented as per Tennis Australia; it takes the place of a 2-game advantage final sets

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