December 21, 2014
Today is 355th day of the year
11 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1401 - "Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter"
  • 1804 - "Benjamin Disraeli, British politician"
  • 1879 - "Joseph Stalin, Russian revolutionary leader"
  • 1935 - "Geoff Lewis, Former jockey turned trainer"
  • 1937 - "Jane Fonda, Actress; daughter of Henry Fonda & sister of Peter Fonda"
  • 1946 - "Carl Wilson, Of the Pop group 'The Beach Boys'"
  • 1954 - "Chris Evert, Wimbledon tennis champion of 1974 and 1981"
  • 1978 - "Greville Starkey (1939), English jockey and 'Derby' winner"
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events today

  • 1620 - "The 'Pilgrim Fathers' historic landing took place at Plymouth, in Massachusetts, in the vessel Mayflower"
  • 1879 - "Ibsens classic play, 'The Dolls House', was first performed at the Royal Theatre, in Copenhagen"
  • 1913 - "The first ever crossword was published, in the weekend supplement of the 'New York World'"
  • 1937 - Walt Disney's animation 'Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs' premiered in Los Angeles
  • 1945 - "The US General George Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, as the result of a road accident"
  • 1958 - "Charles de Gaulle was elected, as President of France"
  • 1986 - "Over 50,000 students demonstrated in Shanghai's Peoples Square, for democracy and freedom in China"
  • 1988 - "After a record 365 days in space, two Russian and one French cosmonaut returned to Earth"
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