Joseph Stalin Born, Kurt Waldheim Born, Pan Am 103

On this day: December 21
William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts (1620)

The U.N. Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as Secretary-General (1971)

Islamic jihadi terrorists explode Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270 (1988)

b: Roger Williams (1603), Lynn Frazier (1874), Joseph Stalin (1879), Kurt Waldheim (1918), William Usery, Jr. (1923); d: Klara Pƶlzl (1907), Matthew Gannon (1988), Chuck McKee (1988), Ronald Lariviere (1988), Daniel O'Connor (1988), Saparmurat Niyazov (2008)

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