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  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday Dec 21, 1918

    Armenian Genocide

    Trabzon

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday Dec 21, 1918

    Trabzon was the main city in Trabzon province; Oscar S. Heizer, the American consul at Trabzon, reported: "This plan did not suit Nail Bey ... Many of the children were loaded into boats and taken out to sea and thrown overboard". Hafiz Mehmet, a Turkish deputy serving Trabzon, testified during a 21 December 1918 parliamentary session of the Chamber of Deputies that "the district's governor loaded the Armenians into barges and had them thrown overboard".




  • Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 21, 1937

    Walt Disney

    Releasing Snow White

    Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 21, 1937

    By 1934, Disney had become dissatisfied with producing formulaic cartoon shorts, and believed a feature-length cartoon would be more profitable. The studio began the four-year production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based on the fairy tale. Snow White premiered in December 1937 to high praise from critics and audiences. The film became the most successful motion picture of 1938 and by May 1939 its total gross of $6.5 million made it the most successful sound film made to that date. Disney won another Honorary Academy Award, which consisted of one full-sized and seven miniature Oscar statuettes. The success of Snow White heralded one of the most productive eras for the studio; the Walt Disney Family Museum calls the following years "the 'Golden Age of Animation' ".




  • Yugoslavia
    Sunday Dec 21, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    The First Proletarian Brigade

    Yugoslavia
    Sunday Dec 21, 1941

    On 21 December 1941, the Partisans created the First Proletarian Brigade (commanded by Koča Popović).




  • India
    Tuesday Dec 21, 1954

    Josip Broz Tito

    Tito visited India

    India
    Tuesday Dec 21, 1954

    Tito visited India from 22 December 1954 through 8 January 1955.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Friday Dec 21, 1962

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Signing an agreement To exchange Prisoners

    Havana, Cuba
    Friday Dec 21, 1962

    On 21 December 1962, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro and James B. Donovan, a US lawyer aided by Milan C. Miskovsky, a CIA legal officer, signed an agreement to exchange 1,113 prisoners for US$53 million in food and medicine, sourced from private donations and from companies expecting tax concessions.




  • Cyprus
    Saturday Dec 21, 1963

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    Bloody Christmas

    Cyprus
    Saturday Dec 21, 1963

    An armed conflict was triggered after December 21, 1963, a period remembered by Turkish Cypriots as Bloody Christmas, when a Greek Cypriot policemen that had been called to help deal with a taxi driver refusing officers already on the scene access to check the identification documents of his customers, took out his gun upon arrival and shot and killed the taxi driver and his partner.




  • Vienna, Austria
    Sunday Dec 21, 1975

    Carlos the Jackal

    OPEC Attack

    Vienna, Austria
    Sunday Dec 21, 1975

    On 21 December 1975, he led the six-person team (which included Gabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann) that attacked the meeting of OPEC leaders; they took more than 60 hostages and killed three: an Austrian policeman, an Iraqi OPEC employee and a member of the Libyan delegation. Carlos demanded that the Austrian authorities read a communiqué about the Palestinian cause on Austrian radio and television networks every two hours. To avoid the threatened execution of a hostage every 15 minutes, the Austrian government agreed and the communiqué was broadcast as demanded.


  • Amiens, France
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1977

    Emmanuel Macron

    Birth

    Amiens, France
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1977

    Born in Amiens, France. in 21 December 1977.


  • St George's Chapel, The Cloisters, Windsor, UK
    Friday Dec 21, 1984

    Prince Harry

    Baptism

    St George's Chapel, The Cloisters, Windsor, UK
    Friday Dec 21, 1984

    He was baptised with the names Henry Charles Albert David, on 21 December 1984, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie.


  • Lockerbie, Scotland
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1988

    Plane Accidents

    Pan Am Flight 103

    Lockerbie, Scotland
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1988

    Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747–121 bound for New York–JFK from London–Heathrow with continued service to Detroit, was destroyed by a terrorist bomb over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. All 243 passengers and 16 crew, and 11 people on the ground (all residents of Sherwood Crescent, Lockerbie), died, making it the worst terrorist attack involving an aircraft in the UK and the deadliest terrorist attack on British soil.


  • Panama City, Panama
    Thursday Dec 21, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Marriott hostages

    Panama City, Panama
    Thursday Dec 21, 1989

    Marriott Hotel was secured and hostages evacuated.


  • Croatia
    Friday Dec 21, 1990

    Croatian War of Independence

    The SAO Krajina

    Croatia
    Friday Dec 21, 1990

    On 21 December 1990, the SAO Krajina (Serbian Autonomous Oblast of Krajina) was proclaimed by the municipalities of the regions of Northern Dalmatia and Lika, in south-western Croatia. Article 1 of the Statute of the SAO Krajina defined the SAO Krajina as "a form of territorial autonomy within the Republic of Croatia" in which the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, state laws, and the Statute of the SAO Krajina were applied.


  • Istria, Croatia
    Saturday Dec 21, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Istria was under attack

    Istria, Croatia
    Saturday Dec 21, 1991

    On December 21, 1991 for the first time in the war Istria was under attack.


  • Russia
    Saturday Dec 21, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Alma-Ata Protocol

    Russia
    Saturday Dec 21, 1991

    Doubts remained over whether the Belavezha Accords had legally dissolved the Soviet Union, since they were signed by only three republics. However, on December 21, 1991, representatives of 11 of the 12 remaining republics – all except Georgia – signed the Alma-Ata Protocol, which confirmed the dissolution of the Union and formally established the CIS. They also "accepted" Gorbachev's resignation. While Gorbachev hadn't made any formal plans to leave the scene yet, he did tell CBS News that he would resign as soon as he saw that the CIS was indeed a reality.


  • India
    Saturday Dec 21, 2002

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    Second Term

    India
    Saturday Dec 21, 2002

    On 22 December 2002, Bhandari swore Modi in for a second term.


  • Kongresshaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    Lionel Messi

    World Player of the Year of 2009

    Kongresshaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    Lionel Messi was announced as the World Player of the Year with a record points total.


  • U.S.
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    Eminem

    Relapse: Refill

    U.S.
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    On November 19, he announced on his website that Relapse: Refill would be released on December 21. The album was a re-release of Relapse with seven bonus tracks, including "Forever" and "Taking My Ball".


  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 21, 2013

    Colombian conflict

    The Washington Post revealed a Covert CIA Program

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 21, 2013

    In December 2013, The Washington Post revealed a covert CIA program, started in the early 2000s, which provides the Colombian government with intelligence and GPS guidance systems for smart bombs.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Dec 21, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Standard & Poor's added Facebook To Its S&P 500 Index

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Dec 21, 2013

    Standard & Poor's added Facebook to its S&P 500 index on December 21.


  • India
    Sunday Dec 21, 2014

    OnePlus

    Ban lifted

    India
    Sunday Dec 21, 2014

    On 21 December 2014, the ban was lifted. The device continues to be shipped with Cyanogen OS; however, a customized version of Android specially designed by OnePlus and named OxygenOS has been released, allowing later OnePlus devices to be sold in India.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Dec 21, 2015

    Sepp Blatter

    The Ban

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Dec 21, 2015

    On 21 December, FIFA's ethics committee banned both Blatter and Platini from football for eight years.


  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 21, 2017

    Papa John's Pizza

    The Company CEO resign's announcement

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 21, 2017

    The company announced on December 21, 2017, that John Schnatter would step down as CEO of Papa John's Pizza on January 1, 2018, to be replaced as CEO by current company President Steve Ritchie with Schnatter remaining chairman at the time.


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