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Tuesday December 21, 2021

December 21: Day of the Week

December 21, 2021 is the 355th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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December 21: This Day in History

This is a frequent day for the winter solstice to occur in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice to occur in the southern hemisphere.

December 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1620
    Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • 1910
    An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.
  • 1919
    American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
  • 1946
    An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kill over 1,300 people and destroy over 38,000 homes.
  • 1962
    Rondane National Park is established as Norway’s first national park.
  • 1969
    The United Nations adopts the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
  • 1979
    Lancaster House Agreement: An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London by Lord Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.
  • 1988
    A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.
  • 1992
    A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56 people.
  • 2004
    Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.

Who were born on December 21?

  • 1876
    Jack Lang, Australian politician (d. 1975)
  • 1926
    Joe Paterno, American football coach
  • 1935
    Yusuf Bey, American activist (d. 2003)
  • 1943
    Albert Lee, English guitarist
  • 1949
    Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician
  • 1953
    Betty Wright, American singer
  • 1961
    Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor
  • 1973
    Irakli Alasania, Georgian politician and diplomat
  • 1976
    Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower
  • 1982
    Iljo Keisse, Belgian cyclist

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