December 21 in History
1845December 21, 1845:
Sikh forces and the British begin the Battle of Firoz Shah as part of the First Sikh War.
1898December 21, 1898:
Radium, a chemical element, is discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie.
1913December 21, 1913:
The first modern crossword puzzle is published by the New York World newspaper.
1937December 21, 1937:
The American animated musical fantasy film by Walt Disney titled “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is released.
1958December 21, 1958:
The people of France elect Charles de Gaulle as their president.
1967December 21, 1967:
The romantic comedy-drama film, “The Graduate” is premiered in New York City.
1968December 21, 1968:
Apollo 8 is launched from Cape Kennedy.
1988December 21, 1988:
A terrorist bombing causes Pan Am Flight 103 to explode.
1999December 21, 1999:
Brazilian footballer Rivaldo is named winner of the Ballon d’Or.
2012December 21, 2012:
The official music video for “Gangnam Style” by South Korean singer Psy becomes the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views.