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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
1914

"Tillie's Punctured Romance," 1st six-reel feature comedy debuts

Event
1914

A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies

Death
1915

10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)

Event
1916

Eve Perrick, journalist

Birth
1916

John Boon, publisher

Birth
1917

Alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre)

Birth
1917

Andre Eglevsky, choreographer (Limelight)

Birth
1917

Heinrich B”ll, Germ, writer (Group Portrait with Lady, Nobel '72) [NS]

Birth
1918

Kurt Waldheim, Nazi/4th UN Sec-Gen (1972-81)/Austrian pres (1986-92)

Birth
1918

Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore and Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell and Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters and $15,000

Event
1918

Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85)

Birth
1919

J Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

Event
1919

Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)

Birth
1920

Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death

Death
1920

Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC

Event
1921

P B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84

Death
1921

Supreme Court rules labor injunctions and picketing unconstitutional

Event
1921

Alica Alonso, Havana, ballerina

Birth
1921

James Tye, safety expert

Birth
1921

Joan Dickson, cellist

Birth
1922

Paul Winchell, NYC, ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith)

Birth
1923

Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation

Event
1924

Joe Paterno, football coach (Penn State, SI Sportsman of 1986)

Birth
1924

Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)

Birth
1924

Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer

Birth