December 21 in History – What happened on 21 December in Past

21 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 21, the day number in a year is 355 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 356. December 21 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 21 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1620The Mayflower Pilgrims landed at what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, establishing the Plymouth Colony.
1784John j. Became America's first foreign minister.
1784John Jay was elected the first US Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs).
1826American settlers in Mexican Texas made the first attempt to secede from Mexico, establishing the short-lived Republic of Fredonia.
1844The Rochdale Pioneers usually considered the first successful cooperative enterprise, opened their store in Rochdale, England, and formed the basis for the modern co-operative movement.
1847Amir Abdelkader surrendered and was imprisoned by the French.
18491 US Skating Club was formed in Philadelphia).
1879A Doll's House, a controversial play by Henrik Ibsen that challenged 19th-century marriage norms, premiered at the Royal Theatre Copenhagen, Denmark.
1894Mackenzie Bowell became the fifth Prime Minister of Canada.
1898French scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
1907Chilean soldiers set fire to mining staff at the Santa Maria School.
1910In the second-worst mining accident in England, an underground explosion at the Fulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit killed 344 people.
1911The first indigenous bank, Central Bank of India, was founded by Sorabji Pochkhanwala.
1913Arthur Wayne's Word Cross, the world's first cross word puzzle, was published in the New York World.
1919After serving two years in prison for encouraging people to resist military conscription, anarchist Emma Goldman was deported from the United States to Russia.
1923Nepal and the United Kingdom signed a treaty, the first to define the international status of Nepal as an independent and sovereign nation.
1931James Skillin resigned as Australian Prime Minister.
1937The first cartoon film with colorful illustrations and voices - Disney's Snow White was screened.
1949The Portuguese rulers declared Indonesia as a sovereign nation.
1952Saifuddin Kichlu became the first Indian to receive the Lenin Peace Prize of the then Soviet Union.
1962Britain agreed to buy Polaris missiles from the US.
1963Inter-sectarian fighting ensued between Greek and Turkish Cyprus.
1965The United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which 87 member nations have since signed.
1968From Kennedy Space Center, Apollo 8 was launched to orbit the moon.
1971Kurt Waldheim became the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations Security Council.
1974INS Satavahana, the country's first vessel to offer submarine training, was inducted into the ship fleet at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
1975Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57.
1988A total of 270 people were killed when a bomb on board Pan Am Flight 103 exploded while the plane was in flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.
1988A Pan Am's jumbo jet crashed in the town of Lockerbie near the Scottish border with 258 passengers.
1994Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano, dormant for 47 years, beganerupting, and is now the nation's most active volcano.
2004Iraqi rebels attacked an American military base in the city of Mosul, killing 22 people.
2007First joint exercise between India and China commences at Kunming Military Academy in Southern Yunnan Province of China.
2010The engagement of Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall, a Rugby Union player, is announced Commonwealth of Independent States.
2011The death toll from Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines reaches 1,002, and is expected to rise.
2011Health authorities begin slaughtering 17,000 chickens after a carcass infected with H5N1 is found at a poultry market in Hong Kong.
2011Noted nuclear physicist P.K. Iyengar died.
2012Voters in Alexandria, Egypt clash during the evening of the second voting session on the highly charged constitutional referendum.
2012Scientists studying the Sutter's Mill meteorite found near where the Sutter's Mill California Gold Rush site, determine it contains the oldest material in the Solar System.
2012\ Gangnam Style became the first video to be viewed one billion times on YouTube.
2013A series of spacewalks are made by two NASA astronauts in an effort to fix the faulty coolant pump on the International Space Station.
2013Author J.K. Rowling announces she is producing a play based on the life of her character Harry Potter; the play tells the previously untold story of life before the boy wizard goes to Hogwarts; the play will premiere in London's West End within the next two years.
2014The Battle of the Five Armies', the last film in 'The Hobbit' series, grossed over $90 million in its first five days of release, exceeding box office expectations of $75 million.
2014South Korea bans poultry from the U.S. due to potential bird flu concerns; South Korea is working to contain the spread of the virus among its own avian population.



Famous Birthdays of December 21:

YearName / Profession / Country
1947Paco de Lucía / Writer / Spain
1955Jane Kaczmarek / Actress / United States of America
1926Joe Paterno / Footballer / United States of America
1948Samuel L. Jackson / Actor / United States of America
1945Doug Walters / Cricketer / Australia
1979Steve Montador / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1952Steve Furniss / Swimmer / United States of America
1872Lorenzo Perosi / Composer / Italy
1933Robert Worcester / Business Man / United States of America
1989Mark Ingram Jr. / Footballer / United States of America
1988Shilpa Singh / Model / India
1920Adele Goldstine / Programmer / United States of America
1933Jackie Hendriks / Cricketer / Jamaica
1932U. R. Ananthamurthy / Poet / India
1935Phil Donahue / Producer / United States of America
1954Chris Evert / Tennis Player / United States of America
1843Thomas Bracken / Journalist / New Zealand
1889Sewall Wright / Biologist / United States of America
1989Tamanna Bhatia / Actress / India
1949Thomas Sankara / Politician / Burkina Faso
1859Gustave Kahn / Poet / France
1940Frank Zappa / Writer / United States of America
1946Carl Wilson / Writer / United States of America
1905Anthony Powell / Author / United Kingdom
1921Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwa / Lawyer / India
1951Steve Perryman / Footballer / United Kingdom
1872Trevor Kincaid / Academic / United States of America
1873Blagoje Bersa / Educator / Croatia
1967Terry Mills / Basketball Player / United States of America
1804Benjamin Disraeli / Politician / United Kingdom

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