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December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining. Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (362nd in leap years). ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2006 is the twelfth and final month of that year and has yet to occur. ... 21 December 2005 (Wednesday) The former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, claims in court that American officials tortured him. ... December 21, 2004 European Union ministers postpone a controversial vote on the proposed Directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in the EU after Poland asks for more time to think about it. ... ... A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day, week or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Events

Events The Year of the four emperors: After Neros death, Galba, Otho and Vitellius are all Roman emperor a short time before eventually Vespasian takes over. ... The forced suicide of emperor Nero, in 68 AD, was followed by a brief period of civil war (the first Roman civil war since Antonys death in 31 BC) known as the Year of the four emperors. ... Head of Galba at the Louvre. ... Emperor Otho. ... Vitellius, Museo Nazionale della Civiltà Romana, Rome Aulus Vitellius Germanicus (September 24, 15–December 22, 69) was Roman Emperor from April 17 69 to December 22 of the same year, one of the emperors in the Year of the four emperors. He was the son of Lucius Vitellius, who had... Vespasian sestertius, struck in 71 to celebrate the victory in the Jewish Rebellion. ... This is a list of Roman Emperors with the dates they controlled the Roman Empire. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... The Plymouth Colony was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 until 1691. ... Signing of the Mayflower Compact William Bradford (1590 – May 9, 1657) was a leader of the Pilgrim settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, and became Governor of the Plymouth Colony. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the ship which transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England to North Virginia (which later became part of the United States of America) in 1620, leaving Plymouth on September 6 and dropping anchor near Cape Cod on November 11 (both... Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1867) The Pilgrims were a group of English religious separatists who sailed from Europe to North America in the early 17th century, in search of a home where they could freely practice their style of religion. ... Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony, in what would become the United States. ... Plymouth is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Three different versions of the Medal of Honor are awarded: one each for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. ... For other uses of the name Abraham Lincoln, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation) Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Challenger Expedition was a scientific expedition that made many discoveries to lay the foundation of oceanography. ... The fifth HMS Challenger (launched 1858) was a steam assisted British naval corvette. ... Admiral Sir George Strong Nares, KCB, RN (24th April 1831-1915) was a British naval officer and Arctic explorer. ... Portsmouth is a city of about 196,000 people located in the county of Hampshire on the southern coast of Great Britain. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Arthur Wynne (1862 - 1945) was a British editor and puzzle constructor in his home country and the United States of America. ... Crossword Puzzle was the second to last album made by The Partridge Family, and was not one of the most popular albums. ... The New York World was a newspaper published in New York from 1860 until 1931. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Meiji Dairies Corporation (明治乳業株式会社; Meiji NyÅ«gyō Kabushiki Gaisha) (TYO: 2261) is a major dairy industry company in Japan. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The French presidential of 1958, the first of the French Fifth Republic, took place on December 21, 1958. ... Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle ( ) (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970), in France commonly referred to as le général de Gaulle, was a French military leader and statesman. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... Union of Democrats for the Republic (French : Union des Démocrates pour la République), also known as the Gaullist Party was a political party of France. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Rondane National Park (Norwegian: Rondane nasjonalpark) was the first national park in Norway, established on December 21, 1962. ... Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Apollo Program insignia Apollo CSM in lunar orbit. ... Apollo 8 was the second manned mission of the Apollo space program, in which Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to leave Earth orbit and to orbit around the Moon. ... Frank Borman (right) poses with Jim Lovell (left) and Bill Anders (center) for an Apollo 8 publicity photo Frank Borman (born March 14, 1928) was a NASA astronaut, best remembered as one of the three crewmembers of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon. ... James Arthur Lovell, Jr. ... William A. Anders (born October 17, 1933) former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport) at Cape Canaveral on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Lancaster House Agreement was the independence agreement for Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. ... National motto: Sit Nomine Digna (Latin: May she be worthy of the name} Official language English Capital Salisbury Political system Parliamentary system Form of government Republic - Last President John Wrathall - Prime Minister Ian Smith Area  - Total  - % water 390 580 km² 1% Population  - 1978 est. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, JP, DL (born June 6, 1919), was British Foreign Secretary (1979–1982) and Secretary-General of NATO (1984–1988). ... The Right Honourable Sir Ian Hedworth John Little Gilmour, 3rd Bt. ... Robert Mugabe Robert Gabriel Mugabe KCB (born February 21, 1924) is a Zimbabwean politician. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bishop Abel Muzorewa Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa (born 1925 in former Rhodesia), a Methodist bishop and nationalist leader, was prime minister of the short-lived coalition government in what was called Zimbabwe Rhodesia; he held office for only a few months in 1979. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Doña Paz was a passenger ferry that sank after colliding with the oil tanker Vector on December 21, 1987. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pan Am Flight 103 was Pan American World Airways third daily scheduled transatlantic flight from Londons Heathrow International Airport to New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport. ... Lockerbie (Gd: Logarbaidh) is a town located in the Dumfries and Galloway region of south-western Scotland. ... Dumfries and Galloway (Dùn Phris agus Gall-Ghaidhealaibh in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... See Guardia Civil for other meanings of the phrase The Guardia Civil is a Spanish police force with both military and civilian functions. ... KG, Kg or kg may indicate: A Kampfgeschwader, a bomber squadron of the former German Luftwaffe Basketball Player Kevin Garnett An abbreviation for kilogram (always kg) Knight of the Garter, a British decoration Kommanditgesellschaft, German version of a limited partnership Kongo language (ISO 639 alpha-2) An abbreviation for konig... Euskadi Ta Askatasuna or ETA (Basque for Basque Homeland and Freedom; IPA pronunciation: [) is an armed Basque nationalist organization that seeks to create an independent socialist state for the Basque people in the Basque Country, separate from Spain and France. ... The entrance arch Torre Picasso (Picasso Tower) is a skyscraper located in Madrid, Spain, on Pablo Picasso Square, within the business and commercial complex AZCA next to Paseo de la Castellana, in the financial district of the Spanish capital. ... Madrid is the capital and the largest city in Spain, as well as in the province and the autonomous community of the same name. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Celebrities often have a symbiotic relationship with photographers. ... Masashi Tashiro Masashi Marcy Tashiro , real name is the same, but written 田代 政) is a former Japanese television performer and former member of the band Rats & Star who was born on August 31, 1956 in Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Notable Time magazine covers from the dates May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Person of the Year is an annual issue of U.S. newsmagazine TIME that features a profile on the man, woman, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maya calendar is actually a system of distinct calendars and almanacs used by the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Births

Events Knights Templar founded Baldwin of Le Bourg succeeds his cousin Baldwin I as king of Jerusalem John II Comnenus succeeds Alexius I as Byzantine emperor Gelasius II succeeds Paschal II as pope Births November 28 - Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (died 1180) Andronicus I Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (died 1185... Saint Thomas Becket (December 21, 1118? – December 29, 1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Events December 29: Assassination of Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury cathedral City of Dublin captured by the Normans Wang Anshi of Song China started to carried out reforms in three main structures, education, economy and political system. ... Events The Lollards, a religious sect taught by John Wycliffe, were persecuted for their beliefs. ... The Holy Trinity (1425-1428) - Fresco, Santa Maria Novella, Florence Masaccio (born Tommaso Cassai or in some Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone) (December 21, 1401, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy – autumn 1428, Rome), was an important painter of frescoes during the early Italian Renaissance, whose works are the first monument... Events October 12 - English forces under Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury besiege Orléans. ... Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Petro Mohyla Petro Mohyla or Peter Mogila (Ukrainian: ; Romanian: Petru Movilă); December 21, 1596 â€“ December 22, 1646) was a Metropolitan of Kiev and Halych from 1633 until his death. ... // Events The Westminster Confession of Faith Ongoing events Wars of the Three Kingdoms, including the English Civil War (1642-1649) Births February 4 - Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman and poet (d. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of... Roger Williams (December 21, 1603–April 1, 1684) was an Anglo-American theologian, a notable proponent of the separation of Church and State, an advocate for fair dealings with Native Americans, founder of the City of Providence, Rhode Island a co-founder of Rhode Island. ... Events France under Louis XIV makes Truce of Ratisbon separately with the Empire and Spain. ... // Events August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain. ... John Bradstreet (born 1711 - died September 25, 1774) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the French and Indian War who helped Britain gain control of Lake Ontario by capturing Fort Frontenac, now Kingston, Ontario. ... 1774 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was an English statesman and literary figure. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of government and so exercises many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Graham (December 21, 1805 – September 16, 1869) was born in Glasgow, Scotland. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Joyce Rollins is a lesbian. ... Archibald Campbell Tait (21 December 1811 _ 3 December 1882) was an archbishop of Canterbury. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Couture (December 21, 1815 – March 30, 1879) was an influential French history painter and teacher. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Bracken (December 21, 1843 - February 16, 1898), born at Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, was the noted late 19th century poet who wrote the New Zealand National Anthem and who was the first person to publish the phrase Gods Own Country. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... ZdenÄ›k Fibich (December 21, 1850 – October 15, 1900) was a Czech composer of classical music, including chamber works (including two string quartets, a piano trio, piano quartet and a quintet for piano, strings and winds), symphonic poems, three symphonies, at least seven operas, the most famous probably the Bride... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Gustave Kahn (December 21, 1859 - September 5, 1936) was a French Symbolist poet and art critic. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Monsignor Lorenzo Perosi (born 21 December 1872 in Tortona, Italy; died 12 October 1956) was the most significant Italian composer of sacred music at the turn of the twentieth century. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... TERHUNE, Albert Payson. ... This article is about the year. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... John Thomas Lang (December 21, 1876 - September 27, 1975) was a prominent Australian politician during the early twentieth century. ... List of Premiers of New South Wales Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in New South Wales. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jan Łukasiewicz (born 21 December 1878 - 13 February 1956) was a mathematician born in Lwów, Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... (Russian: Ио́сиф Виссарио́нович Ста́лин, Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin; December 18 [O.S. December 6] 1878[1] – March 5, 1953), also spelled Josef Stalin, was the leader (Premier) of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s to his death in 1953 and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Sewall Green Wright (December 21, 1889– March 3, 1988) was an American geneticist known for his influential work on evolutionary theory. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... jose camero For other Hermann Müllers: see Hermann Müller. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Walter Hagen (born December 21, 1892 in Rochester, New York; died October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Dame Rebecca West, DBE was the pseudonym of Cecily (or Cicily) Isabel Fairfield (December 21, 1892- March 15, 1983), a British-Irish feminist and writer famous for her novels and for her relationship with H. G. Wells. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Leroy Robertson (December 21, 1896 – July 25, 1971) was an American composer and music educator. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Ivan Generalić (December 21, 1914 – November 27, 1992) was a Croatian naïve art painter. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Heinrich Theodor Böll (December 21, 1917 – July 16, 1985) was one of Germanys foremost post-World War II writers. ... The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of Alfred Nobel, produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual... This article is about the year. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Donald Regan Donald Thomas Regan (December 21, 1918 – June 10, 2003) was the 66th United States Secretary of the Treasury, from 1981 to 1985, and Chief of Staff from 1985 to 1987 in the Reagan administration, where he advocated supply-side economics and tax cuts to create jobs and stimulate... It has been suggested that Assistant to the President of the United States be merged into this article or section. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurt Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... The Leopoldine Wing of Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna: home to the offices of the Federal President. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Actress Maila Nurmi (born December 21, 1921) portrayed Vampira in many shows, and starred in Ed Woods Plan 9 From Outer Space. ... Alicia Ernestina de la Caridad del Cobre Martinez Hoya (born December 21, 1921), simply known as Alicia Alonso, is a Cuban prima ballerina assoluta and choreographer. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005), born Paul Wilchin in New York, New York, was a ventriloquist and voice actor whose fame flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Joe Paterno featured in Sports Illustrated Joseph Vincent Paterno (born December 21, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York), nicknamed JoePa, has been the head coach of Pennsylvania State Universitys college football team since 1966. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Gilbert Avildsen (born December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American film director. ... Yusuf Bey (b. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Phil Donahue Phillip John Donahue (b. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jane Fonda, 2001 publicity photo Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, producer, and political activist. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer, film director, and satirist. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article is about the year. ... Hu Jintao (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo; born December 21, 1942) is the current Paramount Leader of the Peoples Republic of China, holding the titles of President of the Peoples Republic of China, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and General Secretary of the Communist Party of... The President of the Peoples Republic of China (Simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国主席; Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó ZhÇ”xí, or abbreviated Guójiā ZhÇ”xí 国家主席) is the head of state of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Reinhard Friedrich Michael Mey (born December 21, 1942, Berlin) is a German singer-songwriter, also known as a Liedermacher. ... Carla Thomas (born December 21, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee) is often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944), nicknamed MTT, is an American conductor, pianist and composer. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was the youngest of the three brothers who made up the core of The Beach Boys. ... The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961 who are widely considered one of the most influential bands in rock and pop music history. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Paco De Lucia on the cover of El Duende Flamenco de Paco de Lucia (1972). ... Bryan Hamilton (born Belfast 21 December 1947) was a Northern Irish footballer and football manager. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Jackson in The Man Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Wilhelm Resetarits (born December 21, 1948 in Stinatz, Austria), better known as Willi Resetarits and Dr. Kurt Ostbahn, is an Austrian singer, cabaret artist and human rights activist. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is a Jewish-American film producer and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG. He is most famous for producing the movie Shrek (2001). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Evert on a Wheaties pack Christine Marie Evert (b. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jane co-starring alongside Bryan Cranston in the Malcolm in the Middle Pilot. ... Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (関口和之 Sekiguchi Kazuyuki; b. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Anthony (Tom) Henke (born December 21, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Ray Romano Raymond Romano (born December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an American actor and comedian. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Delorez Florence Griffith-Joyner a. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... A Pianist of great versatility and virtuosic technique Louis Demetrius Alvanis (born 21st December, 1960) performs the full range of Keyboard repertoire from the Baroque masters right through to contemporary serious music. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Andy Dick (born 21 December 1965) is an American television and film actor. ... Anke Engelke Anke Christina Fischer, née Engelke is a German comedian and actress born in Montréal on December 21, 1965. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Sutherland as Jack Bauer on 24 Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born St. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Mikhail Saakashvili briefing the press at UN headquarters Mikhail Saakashvili (Georgian: მიხეილ სააკაშვილი) (born December 21, 1967, in Tbilisi) is a Georgian jurist and politician and the current President of Georgia. ... The President of Georgia (ge: საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი) is the head of the state of Georgia. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Julie Delpy, 2003 press photo Julie Delpy (born December 21, 1969) is a French actress. ... Mihails Zemļinskis (born December 21, 1969) is a Latvian football player. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Brett Scallions, is an American Musician born December 21, 1971. ... Fuel is a material with one type of energy which can be transformed into another usable energy. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Karmen Stavec Karmen Stavec (born December 21, 1973) is a Slovene musician and pop singer. ... Mike Alstott (born December 21, 1973, Joliet, Illinois) is an American football player who currently plays fullback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. // High school career Mike Alstott lettered in both football and baseball at Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, Illinois. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Karrie Anne Webb (born 21 December 1974) is Australias most successful female golfer, and one of the top players in the history of global womens golf. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Paloma Herrera (born December 21, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. ... The American Ballet Theatre is one of the foremost ballet companies of the 20th century, and a leading company in America. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Jim Carson (born December 21, 1977) is an American house DJ residing in Los Angeles, California, USA. Carson has held residencies and guest spots at many major North American electronic music nightclubs. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Mike Vitar (Born December 21, 1978) is an American child actor most notably appearing in The Sandlot as Benny the jet Rodriguez. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... It has been suggested that Eunjoo Lee be merged into this article or section. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dima Bilan Dima Bilan (Russian: ; real name: Victor Belan) is a Russian pop artist. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cristian Zaccardo (born December 21, 1981 in Formigine, Modena) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A team US Palermo and the Italy national football team. ... The term footballer is ambiguous, as there are several games known as football. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Gansey (born December 21, 1982) is an American basketball player who used to play small forward for West Virginia University. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Darren Potter (born December 21, 1984) is a professional football player for Liverpool F.C. and the Ireland Under-21s. ... This article is about the year. ... James Bubba Stewart (born December 21, 1985) is a professional motocross racer sometimes known as the Tiger Woods of supercross. ... A rider cornering during a motocross race in Australia Motocross is a form of motorcycle racing or all-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits and is widely considered the worlds most popular form of motorcycle racing. ...

Deaths

Events Mongol leader Ghazan Khan is converted to Islam, ending a line of Tantric Buddhist leaders. ... Marguerite Berenger of Provence (c. ... Only representation of Saint Louis known to be true to life - Early 14th century statue from the church of Mainneville, Eure, France King Louis IX of France or Saint Louis (April 25, 1214/1215 – August 25, 1270) was King of France from 1226 until his death. ... Events Henry VII is elected as king of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Heinrich I called Das Kind (the child) was Landgrave of Hesse. ... This article is about the year 1244. ... Events October 24 - Valdemar IV of Denmark dies and is succeeded by his grandson Olaf III of Denmark. ... Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio (June 16, 1313 – December 21, 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including On Famous Women, the Decameron and his poems in the vernacular. ... Events Siege of Rostock ends Foundation year of the Order of the Rose Cross (Rosicrucian Order), according to the Rosicrucian Fellowship. ... 1504 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild (1442 - December 21, 1504) , elector and archbishop of Mainz, son of George, count of Henneberg, entered the ecclesiastical profession, and after passing through its lower stages, was made archbishop of Mainz in 1484. ... Events The community of Rauma, Finland was granted its town rights. ... Events July - Ketts Rebellion Francis Xavier arrives in Japan. ... Marguerite of Navarre (April 11, 1492 – December 21, 1549), also known as Marguerite of Angouleme and Margaret of Navarre, was the queen consort of King Henry II of Navarre. ... Henry II (1503 - May 25, 1555), titular King of Navarre, was the eldest son of Jean dAlbret (d. ... 1492 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 6 - The Union of Atrecht united the southern Netherlands under the Duke of Parma, governor in the name of king Philip II of Spain. ... Vicente Joanes Masip (or Juanes or Macip) (1506 - 21 December 1579), head of the Valencian school of painters, and often called the Spanish Raphael, was born at Fuente de la Higuera in the province of Valencia. ... Events 17 January - A court case in Guildford recorded evidence that a certain plot of land was used for playing “kreckett” (i. ... Saint Petrus Canisius (May 8, 1521 – December 21, 1597) was an important Jesuit who fought against the spread of Protestantism in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, and Switzerland. ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... John Newton (July 24, 1725 – December 21, 1807) was an English clergyman and writer who wrote the hymn Amazing Grace after converting to Christianity and abandoning his participation in the slave trade. ... Events February 8 - Catherine I became empress of Russia February 20 - The first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans takes place in New Hampshire colony. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... James Parkinson (April 11, 1755 – December 21, 1824) was an English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ... Francis Garnier on a 1943 stamp of Indochina Marie Joseph François (Francis) Garnier (25 July 1839 - 21 December 1873) was a French officer and explorer known for his exploration of the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Friedrich August von Quenstedt (July 10, 1809 - December 21, 1889), was a German geologist and palaeontologist. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kurt Tucholsky Kurt Tucholsky (Berlin, January 9, 1890 – December 21, 1935 in Gothenburg) was a German journalist, satirist and writer. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Frank Billings Kellogg (December 22, 1856 – December 21, 1937) was an American politician and statesman. ... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. ... The Nobel Peace Prize Medal featuring a portrait of Alfred Nobel Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes bequested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... F.Scott Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Scott Fitzgerald redirects here. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... George Smith Patton, Jr. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Coates (August 27, 1886 – December 21, 1957) was an English composer of light music and a viola player. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lion Feuchtwanger (pseudonym: J.L. Wetcheek) (7 July 1884 - 21 December 1958) was a German-Jewish novelist who was imprisoned in a French internment camp in Les Milles and later escaped to Los Angeles with the help of his wife, Marta. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitaoji Rosanjin (北大路魯山人) (1883 – 1959) was a calligrapher, ceramicist and restauranteur in Japan during the first half of the twentieth century. ... Calligraphy (from Greek καλλι calli beauty + γραφος graphos writing) is the art of decorative writing. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul de Man (December 6, 1919 – December 21, 1983) was a Belgian-born deconstructionist literary critic and theorist. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... James Henry Govier was born on 1st August 1910, at Oakley, Buckinghamshire, the only son of Henry Govier and Mary Ann Govier (nee Measey). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nikolaas Niko Tinbergen (April 15, 1907 – December 21, 1988) Nikolaas Niko Tinbergen (April 15, 1907 – December 21, 1988) was a Dutch ethologist and ornithologist who shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Albert King performing at the Wattstax Concert, 1972. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nathan Milstein (Odessa December 31, 1903 – December 21, 1992, London) was a Russian-Jewish born violinist who took United States citizenship in 1942 after spending much of his life there. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Richard J. Schaap (September 27, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York – December 21, 2001 in New York City, New York) was a 20th century American sportswriter, broadcaster, and the author or co-author of 33 books. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Autar Singh Paintal (b. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Holidays and observances

Festivals in Ancient Rome include religious feasts, normal games and political activities. ... The Divalia was a Roman festival held on December 21, in honour of the goddess Angerona, whence it is also called Angeronalia. ... In Roman mythology, Angerona or Angeronia was an old Roman goddess, whose name and functions are variously explained. ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as the saints day of that saint. ... Saint Petrus Canisius (May 8, 1521 – December 21, 1597) was an important Jesuit who fought against the spread of Protestantism in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, and Switzerland. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Jude Thomas. ... Illumination of Earth by the sun on the northern hemisphere summer solstice The summer solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the sun in relation to the celestial equator. ... Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the northern hemisphere winter solstice Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the southern hemisphere winter solstice In astronomy, the winter solstice is the moment when the earth is at a point in its orbit where one hemisphere is... Yule was the winter solstice celebration of the Germanic pagans still celebrated by Ásatrúar. ... The Chinese calendar (Traditional Chinese:農曆; Simplified Chinese: 农历; pinyin: nónglì) is a lunisolar calendar incorporating elements of a lunar calendar with those of a solar calendar. ...

External links

  • BBC: On This Day
  • Today in History: December 21

December 20 - December 22 - November 21 - January 21 -- listing of all days December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Condensed list of historical anniversaries. ...

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