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Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Day in History - 21.12.2012 - What Happend

December 21 : General Interest
1988: Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland

On this day in 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground... read more


American Revolution
1761 : Patriot Robert Barnwell is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriot-robert-barnwell-is-born

Automotive
1967 : "The Graduate" opens in New York; makes Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider famous
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-graduate-opens-in-new-york-makes-alfa-romeo-duetto-spider-famous

Civil War
1861 : Trent crisis escalates
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/trent-crisis-escalates

Cold War
1991 : Soviet republics proclaim the Commonwealth of Independent States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-republics-proclaim-the-commonwealth-of-independent-states

Crime
1980 : Sunny von Bulow is found comatose
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sunny-von-bulow-is-found-comatose
1988 : Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pan-am-flight-103-explodes-over-lockerbie-scotland

Disaster
1946 : Earthquake sends tsunami toward Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-sends-tsunami-toward-japan

General Interest
1958 : De Gaulle elected
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/de-gaulle-elected
1968 : Apollo 8 departs for moon's orbit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-8i-departs-for-moons-orbit
1975 : Carlos the Jackal attacks OPEC headquarters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carlos-the-jackal-attacks-opec-headquarters

Hollywood
2001 : Russell Crowe stars in A Beautiful Mind
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russell-crowe-stars-in-a-beautiful-mind

Literary
1799 : William Wordsworth moves into Dove Cottage
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-wordsworth-moves-into-dove-cottage
1996 : Curious George co-creator Margret Rey dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curious-george-co-creator-margret-rey-dies

Music
1985 : Harry Chapin earns a #1 hit with "Cat's In The Cradle"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harry-chapin-earns-a-1-hit-with-quotcat39s-in-the-cradlequot

Old West
1866 : Indians massacre Fetterman and eighty soldiers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indians-massacre-fetterman-and-eighty-soldiers

Presidential
1970 : Nixon meets Elvis Presley
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-meets-elvis-presley

Sports
1918 : Hobey Baker killed in plane crash
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hobey-baker-killed-in-plane-crash

Vietnam War
1969 : Thailand announces plans to withdraw troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thailand-announces-plans-to-withdraw-troops
1972 : Defense Department reports eight B-52s lost during Linebacker II
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/defense-department-reports-eight-b-52s-lost-during-linebacker-ii

World War I
1915 : Sir William Robertson is appointed chief of the Imperial General Staff
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sir-william-robertson-is-appointed-chief-of-the-imperial-general-staff

World War II
1945 : "Old Blood and Guts" dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/old-blood-and-guts-dies

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