On This Day in History, December 21

Those days you feel so bored by the normal routine, can be made productive by reading informative posts about events that happened on this day in history.

Check out the historic events below that occurred on December 21!

  • 1894 –  Mackenzie Bowell became the 5th Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1929 –  Coco the Clown first appeared for Bertram Mills Circus in Manchester, England.
  • 1933 – An increase in property crimes with violence in Scotland.
  • 1933 – Dried human blood serum was 1st prepared at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1937Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs became a classic and financial success.
  • 1958 – General Charles de Gaulle was elected President of France with a large majority.
  • 1961 – US President John F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan met in Bermuda.
  • 1970 – President Richard M. Nixon invited Elvis Presley to the Oval Office and enlisted his help in the fight against drugs.
  • 1993 – Warner-Lambert Co. and Wellcome Plc merged their over-the-counter medication industries to capture the worldwide market.
  • 1996 – Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher David Ho was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.
  • 2005 – Joe Sakic was named captain of the 2006 Canada Olympic team.
  • 2005 – Civil Partnership Act came into force in the UK, with singer Elton John and David Furnish being one of the first couples to form a same-sex civil union.
  • 2006 – Talks on North Korea’s nuclear program ended with Pyongyang refusing to drop its demands for the US to lift financial restrictions.
  • 2011 – Two female US sailors became the first same-sex couple to share the traditional dockside kiss after the US ended the ban on gays in the military.
  • 2012 – Psy’s “Gangnam Style” became the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube.
  • 2012 – People gathered in Central America and around the world to mark the end of the Mayan calendar.
  • 2017 – UN General Assembly voted to denounce the US decision in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • 2018 – Tennis Australia announced a 10-point tie break to be implemented in the Australian Open when deciding set reaches 6-6; takes place of 2-game advantage in final sets.
  • 2020 – US President-elect Joe Biden received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine live on TV.
  • 2020 – US began vaccinating for COVID-19 using the Moderna vaccine.

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