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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Friday, 25 April 2014

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

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

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  On this day in history king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

1046  On this day in history synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI  

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1192  Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna on this day in history.  

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

1448  On this day in history pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal  

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  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on this day in history.  

1539  On this day in history paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

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  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va on this day in history.  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer on this day in history.  

1626  Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg on this day in history.  

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

1632  On this day in history nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed  

1659  Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman on this day in history.  

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  John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1688  On this day in history prince Willem III's troops pull into London  

1694  Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben on this day in history.  

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  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on this day in history.  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

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

0910  On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1022  On this day in history death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

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.