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December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. This is a frequent day for the winter solstice to occur in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice to occur in the southern hemisphere.

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2003
We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it. ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • selected by Kalki
2004
i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun's birthday... ~ e. e. cummings
  • selected by Kalki
2005
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. ~ George S. Patton (died 21 December 1945)
  • proposed by UDScott
2006
This is the stillness behind motion, when time itself stops; the center is also the circumference of all.
We are awake in the night.
We turn the Wheel to bring the light.
We call the sun from the womb of night.
Blessed Be!

~ Starhawk ~
  • proposed by Kalki
2007
If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anyone bow down or stand up to Him. I often have a suspicion that God is still trying to work things out and hasn't finished. ~ Rebecca West (born 21 December 1892)
  • proposed by InvisibleSun
2008
There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald (died 21 December 1940)
  • proposed by UDScott
2009 
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Once one is caught up into the material world, not one person in ten thousand finds the time to form literary taste, to examine the validity of philosophic concepts for himself, or to form what, for lack of a better phrase, I might call the wise and tragic sense of life. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald (Date of death)

  • 3 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 - --Mister Six 11:10, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Aphaia 06:46, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 and I would prefer if this was moved to his date of birth, September 24. Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 02:14, 11 December 2008 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.

I feel no shame in asserting that this whole region engirdled by the moon, and the center of the earth, traverse this grand circle amid the rest of the planets in an annual revolution around the sun. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus

  • 3 Kalki 17:04, 20 December 2005 (UTC) (Date of the solstice, and Yule, or Jul celebrations) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe. All this is suggested by the systematic procession of events and the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts, as they say, 'with both eyes open'. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus

  • 3 Kalki 17:04, 20 December 2005 (UTC) (Date of the solstice, and Yule, or Jul celebrations) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

The tide has turned!
The light will come again!
In a new dawn, in a new day,
The sun is rising!
Io! Evohe! Blessed Be!

~ Starhawk

  • 3 Kalki 17:04, 20 December 2005 (UTC) (Date of the solstice, and Yule, or Jul celebrations) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Religion cannot be true which needs such instruments of violence to uphold it so. ~ Roger Williams (born December 21, 1603)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 06:29, 17 December 2007 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 because forcing others to believe in a faith is in itself negligent to truth. Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli (born December 21, 1804)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 06:29, 17 December 2007 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 because errors committed are done very much in earnest and this says it rather well. Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character or illustrates an existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

  • 3 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 4 Kalki (talk · contributions) 03:07, 13 December 2009 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 06:29, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Property has its duties as well as its rights. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

  • 3 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 06:29, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. ~ Rebecca West (born December 21, 1892)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 06:29, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 although infanticide is widely accepted in many places across the planet in order to keep population crowding, such as China, for example. I don't think infanticide is indefensible either, especially if the parents agree not to keep the child. But I do understand the comparison West is trying to make here and although I don't particularly agree with using infanticide as a comparison, the quote still holds some truth...the value of a book is indeed sacred. Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

I myself have never been able to find out what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. ~ Rebecca West

  • 3 InvisibleSun 00:50, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 06:29, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 20:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

History shows that there are no invincible armies and that there never have been. ~ Joseph Stalin (born December 21)

  • 3 because he is more than right. Caesar, Khan, Napoleon, and Hitler all succumbed and their armies with them. Zarbon 16:54, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Stalin Era - Page 122 by Philip Boobbyer - History - 2000
  • 2 Kalki 02:14, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

A Lieutenant is not worth a General ...even if that Lieutenant is my son! I do not change the soldier for the marshal! ~ Joseph Stalin (born December 21)

  • 3 because this is true honor. It is never respectable to protect one's own son just for the sake of the person being one's own son. It is better to be loyal to military principle and follow military code. When Stalin's son was captured and was used as a trump card in order for Stalin to give up one of his highest generals, Stalin said this statement, obliterating the chances of allowing the enemy to feel any reassurance. And truly, this statement is magnificent and sheer brilliance. Zarbon 16:54, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: Stalin: The First In-Depth Biography - Page 476 by Edvard Radzinsky - Biography & Autobiography - 1997
  • 2 Kalki 02:14, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. ~ Joseph Stalin

  • 4 because knowledge is power. Zarbon 03:25, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 02:14, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

The German army is a machine, and machines can be broken! ~ Konstantin Rokossovsky (born December 21)

  • 3 because the comparison of a machine and an army is very true, and moreso beautiful if anything. The fact that a machine can be broken is also a nice recreation of the imagery brought about here, the destruction of an army on par with the destruction of a machine. Zarbon 16:59, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: Current Biography - Page 562 by H.W. Wilson Company - Current biography - 1945
  • 2 Kalki 02:14, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

Games released on December 21.

Pages in category "December 21"

The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.

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  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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  • Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia

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Genealogy

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December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year.

It is the most common day for autumn to end in the Northern Hemisphere and for spring to end in the Southern Hemisphere.

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