This day in history - December 21

This day in history - December 21.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 21, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 21 surrounded events relating to the Declaration of Vespasian as Emperor of Rome, Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Fredonian Rebellion, Signing into Law of the Resolution Allowing for the Navy Medal of Valor, Challenger Expedition, Premiere of 'A Dolls House', Publication of the First Crossword, Premiere of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', Death of the Recipient of the First Heart Transplant and Lockerbie Bombing. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Vespasian, John Carver, William Bradford, Haden Edwards, Abraham Lincoln, James W. Grimes, Charles Wyville, George Nares, Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Wynne, Walt Disney, Christiaan Barnard and Louis Washkansky and Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Declaration of Vespasian as Emperor of Rome - December 21, AD69: On this day in history, December 21, AD69, important events took place today in Rome, Italy, surrounding the Declaration of Vespasian as Emperor of Rome. Following the defeat of the Emperor Vitellius, the Roman Senate declared Vespasian to be Emperor of Rome on December 21, AD69. Vespasian was the founder of the Flavian dynasty which ruled for twenty seven years. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, AD69 were Vespasian. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Declaration of Vespasian as Emperor of Rome *** Date: December 21, AD69 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 1st Century *** This day in history ***

Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts - December 21, 1620: On this day in history, December 21, 1620, important events took place today in Massachusetts, USA, in respect of the Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Pilgrim Fathers, including William Bradford, landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachsetts on December 21, 1620. John Carver, who was instrumental in organizing the voyage, became the first Governor of the colony. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1620 were John Carver, William Bradford. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts *** Date: December 21, 1620 *** Place: Massachusetts, USA *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Fredonian Rebellion - December 21, 1826: On this day in history, December 21, 1826, crucial events took place today in Texas, USA, relating to the Fredonian Rebellion. When Empresario Haden Edwards' contract with Mexico, to settle land in Texas, was revoked, he attempted to secede from Mexico by creating the Republic of Fredonia. The republic, near Nacogdoches, was shortlived as Mexican soldiers and other Militia restored order and Edwards fled into the United States. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1826 were Haden Edwards. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Fredonian Rebellion *** Date: December 21, 1826 *** Place: Texas, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Signing into Law of the Resolution Allowing for the Navy Medal of Valor - December 21, 1861: On this day in history, December 21, 1861, critical events took place today in Washington DC., USA, regarding the Signing into Law of the Resolution Allowing for the Navy Medal of Valor. Public Resolution Number 82, which made provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, was proposed by U.S. Senator James W. Grimes. President Abraham Lincoln signed the resolution into law on December 21, 1861. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1861 were Abraham Lincoln, James W. Grimes. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Signing into Law of the Resolution Allowing for the Navy Medal of Valor *** Date: December 21, 1861 *** Place: Washington DC., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Challenger Expedition - December 21, 1872: On this day in history, December 21, 1872, critical events took place today in Portsmouth, England, regarding the Challenger Expedition. HMS Challenger, captained by George Nares, embarked on a scientific expediton for the Royal Society of London, under the supervision of Charles Wyville Thomson. The Challenger set sail from Portsmouth on December 21, 1872. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1872 were Charles Wyville, George Nares. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Challenger Expedition *** Date: December 21, 1872 *** Place: Portsmouth, England *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of 'A Dolls House' - December 21, 1879: On this day in history, December 21, 1879, momentous events took place today in Copenhagen, Denmark, with regard to the Premiere of 'A Dolls House'. Henrik Ibsen's three act play 'A Doll's House' premiered at Copenhagen's Royal Theatre, Denmark, on December 21, 1879. Dealing with the struggles of a woman in a male dominated world, the play was seen as controversial. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1879 were Henrik Ibsen. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Premiere of 'A Dolls House' *** Date: December 21, 1879 *** Place: Copenhagen, Denmark *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Publication of the First Crossword - December 21, 1913: On this day in history, December 21, 1913, significant events took place today in New York, USA, respecting the Publication of the First Crossword. A 'word-cross' published, by Liverpool journalist Arthur Wynne, in the New York World on December 21, 1913 is widely seen as the world's first crossword puzzle. This puzzle included most of the features we recognise today. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1913 were Arthur Wynne. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Publication of the First Crossword *** Date: December 21, 1913 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' - December 21, 1937: On this day in history, December 21, 1937, crucial events took place today in California, USA, relating to the Premiere of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'. Walt Disney's first full length animated feature film 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' premiered on December 21, 1937, at the Cathay Circle Theatre, Los Angeles. It was released nationwide on February 4, 1938. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1937 were Walt Disney. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Premiere of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' *** Date: December 21, 1937 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of the Recipient of the First Heart Transplant - December 21, 1967: On this day in history, December 21, 1967, important events took place today in Cape Town, South Africa, surrounding the Death of the Recipient of the First Heart Transplant. Grocer Louis Washanky, the first recipient of a human to human heart transplant, in an operation carried out by South African Cardiac Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, died on December 21, 1967, 18 days after the operation took place. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1967 were Christiaan Barnard and Louis Washkansky. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Death of the Recipient of the First Heart Transplant *** Date: December 21, 1967 *** Place: Cape Town, South Africa *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Lockerbie Bombing - December 21, 1988: On this day in history, December 21, 1988, important events took place today in Lockerbie, Scotland, surrounding the Lockerbie Bombing. Pan Am Flight 103 was flying from Frankfurt to Detroit, via London and New York when, on December 21, 1988, a bomb destroyed the aircraft in flight over Lockerbie in Scotland. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer, was convicted of the bombing which killed all 259 people aboard and a further 11 on the ground. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 21, 1988 were Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Facts on this day in History December 21: Events on this day in history: Lockerbie Bombing *** Date: December 21, 1988 *** Place: Lockerbie, Scotland *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

December 21

Day In History December 21 - Declaration of Vespasian as Emperor of Rome - Day In History December 21 - Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts - Day In History December 21 - Fredonian Rebellion - Day In History December 21 - Signing into Law of the Resolution Allowing for the Navy Medal of Valor - Day In History December 21 - Challenger Expedition - Day In History December 21 - Premiere of 'A Dolls House' - Day In History December 21 - Publication of the First Crossword - Day In History December 21 - Premiere of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' - Day In History December 21 - Death of the Recipient of the First Heart Transplant - Day In History December 21 - Lockerbie Bombing - Day In History December 21 - This day in history

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