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Daily Calendar for Monday, December 20, 2021

Born

  • Harvey Samuel Firestone (tire manufacturer) –
  • Irene Dunne (actress) –
  • George Roy Hill (director of film) –
  • Nicole DeBoer (actress) –
  • Jonah Hill (actor) –
  • JoJo (singer) –

Died

  • Bobby Darin (singer) –
  • Arthur Rubenstein (pianist) –
  • Carl Sagan (astronomer) –
  • J. Russell Coffey (oldest known U.S. veteran of World War I) –
  • Robert Mulligan (director) –
  • Brittany Murphy (actress) –
  • Steve Landesberg (actor) –

Events

  • Operation of first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill in U.S. began, Pawtucket, Rhode Island–
  • Louisiana Purchase finalized–
  • Missouri imposed a $1 tax on bachelors–
  • South Carolina seceded from the Union–
  • Name Canadian National Railways” was authorized”–
  • 24-lb. 8-oz. horse-eye jack caught, Miami, Florida–
  • California angler caught 230-pound Nile perch in Lake Nasser, Egypt–

Weather

  • Temperatures in central Illinois dropped from 40 to 0 degrees F in a sudden cold snap that was said to freeze chickens in their tracks–
  • Snowstorm began in Denver, Colorado, that delivered up to 30 inches of snow–

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