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Know what happened on 21st December


Importance of 21st December in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 21st December special in the world history.

2005
Same-sex civil partnerships begin – famously, on this day, between Elton John and David Furnish
Great Britain
1988
Lockerbie disaster – Pan Am flight 103 explodes over Scotland
Great Britain
1983
Death of Paul de Man, Belgian-born American literary critic and theorist .
Belgium
1978
John Wayne Gacy was arrested in Des Plaines, Illinois for the murder of 33 men and boys whose remains were found under his house and nearby.
United States
1978
Lancaster House agreement to give Southern Rhodesia independence (became Zimbabwe on 18 Apr 1980)
Zimbabwe
1959
Birth of Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo), American sprinter who broke the world record for the 100m and 200m and won 3 Olympic gold medals
United States
1958
Death of Lion Feuchtwanger, German-Jewish novelist and playwright .
Germany
1958
Charles de Gaulle became President of France .
France
1957
Eric Coates died 1957 (born 1886). Composer whose By the Sleepy Lagoon (1930) is still used as the theme tune for Desert Island Discs. His march Knightsbridge (1932) was used for the radio programme In Town Tonight, and from 1940 Calling All Workers was t
Great Britain
1948
Eire declared its independence as the Republic of Ireland .
Ireland
1933
Death of Knud Rasmussen, Greenlandic polar explorer and anthropologist, known as the ‘father of Eskimology’, the first to cross the.
Iceland
1913
Arthur Wynne's 'word-cross,' the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World
United States
1859
Birth of Gustave Kahn, French poet, literary theorist and art critic, claimed to be the inventor of free verse
France
1807
Birth of John Newton, a slave trader who became a clergyman and wrote the hymn Amazing Grace.
Great Britain
1620
The Pilgrim Fathers arrive on the Mayflower at Massachusetts
United States
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