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December 21, 1945 in History

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Birthdays in History

  • Millie Hughes-Fulford, American scientist & astronaut (STS 40), born in Mineral Wells, Texas

Divorces in History

Ernest Hemingway

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

Deaths in History

George S. Patton

George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", dies of congestive heart failure at 60

1945 in History