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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
1988

NY bound Pan Am jumbo jet explodes over Scotland all 258 aboard die

Event
1988

Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine

Event
1989

Elena Ceaucescu, wife of Romanian dictator Nicolae, executed

Death
1989

Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78

Death
1989

Nicolae Ceaucescu, Romanian dictator (1945-89), executed

Death
1989

Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25)

Event
1989

VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon

Event
1990

Steve and Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA

Event
1991

95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)

Event
1991

El Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane

Event
1991

US actress Jane Fonda marries CNN-director Ted Turner

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1991

Soviet Union formally dissolves 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States

Event
1992

Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die

Event
1992

Stella Adler, US actress (Love on Toast), dies at 90

Death
1992

Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94

Death
1992

Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87

Death
1992

Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71

Death
1993

Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100

Death
1994

Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC

Event
1994

Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85

Death
1994

Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37

Death
1995

Trenchard Cox, museum director, dies at 90

Death
1995

SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000

Event
1995

Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup

Event
1995

Robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72

Death