Historical Events on December 21, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on December 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2020 A great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs, with the two planets separated in the sky by 0.1 degrees. This is the closest conjunction between the two planets since 1623.
2004 Iraq War: A suicide bomber kills 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.
1999 The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid, Spain.
1999 Cubana de Aviación Flight 1216 overshoots the runway at La Aurora International Airport, killing 18.
1995 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
1992 A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56.
1988 A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.
1988 The first flight of Antonov An-225 Mriya, the largest aircraft in the world.
1979 Lancaster House Agreement: An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London by Lord Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.
1973 The Geneva Conference on the Arab–Israeli conflict opens.
1970 First flight of F-14 multi-role combat aircraft.
1968 Apollo program: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.
1967 Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a human-to-human heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, having lived for 18 days after the transplant.
1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is adopted.
1963 "Bloody Christmas" begins in Cyprus, ultimately resulting in the displacement of 25,000–30,000 Turkish Cypriots and destruction of more than 100 villages.
1946 An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kills over 1,300 people and destroys over 38,000 homes.
1941 World War II: A Thai-Japanese Pact of Alliance is signed.
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.
1936 First flight of the Junkers Ju 88 multi-role combat aircraft.
1934 Lieutenant Kijé, one of Sergei Prokofiev's best-known works, premiered.
1923 United Kingdom and Nepal formally sign an agreement of friendship, called the Nepal–Britain Treaty of 1923, which superseded the Treaty of Sugauli signed in 1816.
1919 American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
1913 Arthur Wynne's "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.
1910 An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.
1907 The Chilean Army commits a massacre of at least 2,000 striking saltpeter miners in Iquique, Chile.
1883 The Royal Canadian Dragoons and The Royal Canadian Regiment, the first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, are formed.
1879 World premiere of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1872 Challenger expedition: HMS Challenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sails from Portsmouth, England.
1861 Medal of Honor: Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.
1844 The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers commences business at its cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
1832 Egyptian–Ottoman War: Egyptian forces decisively defeat Ottoman troops at the Battle of Konya.
1826 American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.
1620 Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land near what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1598 Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile.
1361 The Battle of Linuesa is fought in the context of the Spanish Reconquista between the forces of the Emirate of Granada and the combined army of the Kingdom of Castile and of Jaén resulting in a Castilian victory.
1237 The city of Ryazan is sacked by the Mongol army of Batu Khan.
1140 After a siege of several weeks, the city of Weinsberg and its castle surrender to Conrad III of Germany.
1124 Pope Honorius II is consecrated, having been elected after the controversial dethroning of Pope Celestine II.
69 The Roman Senate declares Vespasian emperor of Rome, the last in the Year of the Four Emperors.
Famous People Born on December 21

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Year Name
1778 Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish jurist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1860)
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter and actress (d. 1998)
1978 Charles Dera, American pornographic actor, dancer, model, and mixed martial arts fighter
1935 Edward Schreyer, Canadian academic and politician, Governor General of Canada
1981 Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
1401 Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
1905 Käte Fenchel, German mathematician (d. 1983)
1939 Wafic Saïd, Syrian-Saudi Arabian financier, businessman and philanthropist
1964 Kunihiko Ikuhara, Japanese director and illustrator
1932 U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 2014)
Famous People Deaths On December 21

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Date Name
1549 Marguerite de Navarre, queen of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)
1920 Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, leader of the Dervish movement (b. 1856)
2019 Andrew Clennel Palmer, British engineer (b. 1938)
1869 Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German jurist and politician (b. 1791)
2014 Udo Jürgens, Austrian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1934)
1963 Jack Hobbs, English cricketer and journalist (b. 1882)
1597 Peter Canisius, Dutch priest and saint (b. 1521)
1982 Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri, Pakistani poet and composer (b. 1900)
1929 I. L. Patterson, American politician, 18th Governor of Oregon (b. 1859)
1536 John Seymour, English courtier (b. 1474)