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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Friday, 18 April 2014

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on this day in history.  

0069  Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on this day in history.  

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1046  Synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI on this day in history.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1192  On this day in history richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  

1448  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on this day in history.  

1494  Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  

1522  Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer on this day in history.  

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on this day in history.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on this day in history.  

1585  English fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen on this day in history.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer on this day in history.  

1600  Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published on this day in history.  

1606  On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown  

1606  On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg  

1629  On this day in history pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter  

1632  Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

1661  On this day in history corporation Act enforced in England  

1669  First jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery on this day in history.  

1669  1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history john Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76  

1679  Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1688  Prince Willem III's troops pull into London on this day in history.  

1694  On this day in history frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben  

1699  On this day in history peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on this day in history.  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on this day in history.  

1566  On this day in history birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1355  On this day in history stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.