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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Friday, 22 August 2014

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1494  On this day in history matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

1522  On this day in history 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.  

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

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

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

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

1585  On this day in history english fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen  

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

1600  On this day in history ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown on this day in history.  

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  Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter on this day in history.  

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  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  Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

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  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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