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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
1860

Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)

Birth
1864

William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51

Death
1864

Gen Sherman conquers Savannah

Event
1866

Cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre

Event
1867

John Winter Thompson, composer

Birth
1872

Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)

Birth
1874

Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36)

Birth
1879

Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)

Birth
1879

Joseph Stalin, [Dzoegashvili], Russian dictator; murdered 11,000,000

Birth
1886

George Norman Peterkin, composer

Birth
1886

Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)

Birth
1889

Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61

Death
1890

Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73

Death
1890

Pim Mulier 1st and only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"

Event
1890

Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)

Birth
1891

John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70)

Birth
1891

18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College)

Event
1892

Rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)

Birth
1892

Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)

Birth
1895

Paul Hoffer, composer

Birth
1896

Leroy Robertson, composer

Birth
1896

Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland

Birth
1896

Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business

Birth
1898

Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovers radium

Event
1898

Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)

Birth