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Notable Historical Events for December 21st

1939Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B"

1936Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80

1959Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

1898Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium

1784John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)

1932Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)

1900Gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer" premieres in Berlin

1864General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia

1919J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

1958Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France

December 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 21st

1948Samuel L. Jackson, Washington DC, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction)

1117Thomas Becket, Cheapside, London, archbishop of Canterbury (1162-1170), (d. 1170)

1954[Christine] Chris Evert, Fort Lauderdale Florida, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles)

1937Jane Fonda, NYC, actress (Barbarella, Klute), physically fit

December 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 21st

1958Actress Ingrid Bergman (43) weds producer Lars Schmidt

1996Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York

1947Actress Estelle Getty (24) weds Arthur Gettleman

1762British Explorer Captain James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts

1886Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia

2008Talk show host Craig Ferguson (46) weds art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham (26) in Chester, Vermont

1991Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida

1989Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew

December 21st Weddings
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December 21st Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 21st

1937Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80

1945George S Patton, US General (Sicily/Normandy), dies of congestive heart failure at 60

December 21st Deaths
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