Historical Events For December - 21
Sunday, 28 May 2017
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.
1117 On December - 21 thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
1163 On this day in history hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1295 Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on December - 21.
1308 Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on December - 21.
1375 On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1401 The birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter on this day in history.
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician on this day in history.
1537 On December - 21 johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 On this day in history vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.
1597 On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76
1598 Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania" on this day in history.
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer on this day in history.
1620 On December - 21 the Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] on December - 21.
1628 On this day in history samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 On December - 21 jean Racin, writer
1650 On this day in history johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht
1674 On December - 21 rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66
1688 On this day in history pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
1728 On this day in history hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1734 On this day in history philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
1736 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 on this day in history.
1755 On this day in history caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1756 On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on December - 21.
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on December - 21.
1788 On December - 21 hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on this day in history.
1803 The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on December - 21.
1804 On this day in history the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician