DECEMBER 21 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1913 ~ Arthur Wynne’s “word-cross” was the World’s first crossword puzzle published on the 21st December 1913, when it was published in the New York World newspaper.

World's first crossword Fun's Word-Cross Puzzle by Arthur Wynne published 1913 New York World newspaper
The World’s first crossword ~ Fun’s Word-Cross Puzzle by Arthur Wynne, published on the 21st December 1913 in the New York World

1937 ~ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s 1rst full-length animated feature, premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater on the 21st December 1937.

1937 ~ Jane Fonda the American actress was born on the 21st December 1937. YouTube video: Jane Fonda Workout Video (1982)…

1940Frank Zappa the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on the 21st December 1940 (died 1993). YouTube video: Frank Zappa – Dupree’s Paradise & Montana – Roxy 1973…

1946 ~ The 1946 Nankaidō Earthquake and tsunami in happened in Nankaidō, Japan on the 21st December 1946, killing over 1,300 people and destroying over 38,000 homes.

1946Kevin Peek the Australian guitarist and songwriter from Sky was born on the 21st December 1946 (died 2013). YouTube video: Rare Guitar Video: John Williams and Kevin Peek play Fool on the Hill by Beatles

1948 ~ Samuel L. Jackson the American actor and producer was born on the 21st December 1948.

1962 ~ Rondane National Park was established as Norway‘s 1st national park on the 21st December 1962.

1966Kiefer Sutherland the English-Canadian actor, director, and producer was born on the 21st December 1966.

1968 – Apollo 8 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 21st December 1968, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the 1st visit by humans to another celestial body.

1969Julie Delpy the French-American actress, director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter was born on the 21st December 1969. Julie Delpy has directed, written, and acted in more than 30 films, including Europa Europa, The VoyagerThree Colors: White), Before SunriseBefore Sunset2 Days in Paris, and Before Midnight.

Julie Delpy French actress filmmaker beautiful topless girl long hair woman black & white photograph by Fabrice Lévêque 1991
The French actress and filmmaker Julie Delpy ~ photo by Fabrice Lévêque (1991)

1988 ~ Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over LockerbieDumfries and Galloway, Scotland, on the 21st December 1988, killing 270 people.

1995 ~ The City of Bethlehem passed from Israeli to Palestinian control on the 21st December 1995. domain name was registered on the 21st December 2003. The website was started on the 8th March 2012. website traffic rank seo statistics alexa ranking analytics 12th February 2013 screen shot website showing the Alexa World traffic rank and other statistics for SEO on the 12th February 2013

2012 ~ The GANGNAM STYLE YOUTUBE ViDEO by Psy became the 1st YouTube in the World to have 1 billion views. YouTube added a special commemorative dancing Psy animated gif to the counter for the occasion…

World's 1st billion views on YouTube Gangnam Style video by Psy counter 21 Dec 2012 screen shot dancing gif
Official Gangnam Style YouTube Video counter

2014 ~Udo Jürgens the Austrian composer and singer died on the 21st December 2014, aged 80. Griechischer Wein – Greek Wine music video…

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