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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
1756

Thomas Anton Kunz, composer

Birth
1762

James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts

Event
1765

Joseph Thadd„us Stammel, Austrian sculptor, dies at 70

Death
1784

John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)

Event
1788

Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam

Event
1800

Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876

Birth
1804

Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)

Birth
1810

Ludwig Schuncke, composer

Birth
1815

Thomas Couture, French painter/author

Birth
1818

Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece

Birth
1818

Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)

Birth
1820

Charles-Fran‡ois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45

Death
1823

Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects and spiders)

Birth
1826

Ernst Pauer, composer

Birth
1829

1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore

Event
1832

John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

Birth
1835

HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)

Event
1840

Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)

Birth
1848

Edward Everett Rice, composer

Birth
1849

1st US skating club formed (Phila)

Event
1849

James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)

Birth
1850

Zdenek Fibich, composer

Birth
1853

Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)

Birth
1859

Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66

Death
1859

Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)

Birth