21st December

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1995 Air Crash - 117 killed but 17 survive An American Airlines jet crashes into a mountain in Colombia killing 117, but 17 people are rescued alive.
1988 Pan Am flight 103 A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, killing all 259 passengers and crew on board and 11 people on the ground.
1979 British Empire - Rhodesia 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 Dr S C Mundawarara
1968 NASA - Apollo 8 Apollo 8, crewed by Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders, is launched by NASA from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
1958 de Gaulle wins french presidential elections General Charles de Gaulle wins the presidential elections in France with a massive majority
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles
1901 Women vote in local elections Women get the vote for the first time in Norway, but only in local elections
1804 Benjamin Disraeli born Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is born
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