Today in History

What happened on the 21st of December in history?

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  • 1375
    Boccaccio author of Decameron dies
  • 1620
    Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock
  • 1790
    Samuel Slater opens 1st textile factory in US in Rhode Island
  • 1909
    U of Coopenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was 1st to North Pole
  • 1913
    1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World
  • 1929
    1st group hospital insurance plan effected Dallas Tx
  • 1933
    Human blood serum 1st prepared
  • 1937
    1st feature-length cartoon with color & sound premieres (Snow White)
  • 1952
    Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
  • 1954
    Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn was murdered
  • 1968
    Apollo 8 (Frank Borman Jim Lovell Bill Anders) 1st manned moon voyage
  • 1973
    Israel Egypt Syria Jordan US & USSR meet in Geneva
  • 1976
    20th Islander shut-out opponent - Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
  • 1984
    Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win - Whalers 1-0