On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Sewall Wright, American geneticist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich August Quenstedt, German geologist and paleontologist, dies at 80
  • J. B. Lightfoot, English theologist and bishop of Durham, dies at 61