Historical Events Happened In December - 21
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.
1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on December - 21.
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods on December - 21.
1295 Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on December - 21.
1308 On December - 21 henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies
1375 On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1401 On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician on December - 21.
1537 On December - 21 johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 On this day in history flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1597 On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76
1598 On this day in history 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".
1616 On this day in history pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on this day in history.
1620 On December - 21 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on December - 21.
1639 Jean Racin, writer on December - 21.
1650 On this day in history johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht
1674 Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 on this day in history.
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 December - 21 philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
1736 On this day in history alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45
1755 On this day in history caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1756 Thomas Anton Kunz, composer on December - 21.
1762 On December - 21 james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on this day in history.
1788 Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam on this day in history.
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on December - 21.
1803 The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on December - 21.
1804 On December - 21 the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician