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Historical Events For December - 21

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

0072  On this day in history thomas the Apostle  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1117  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter  

1518  On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  On this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

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1561  Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.  

1579  On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

1582  Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.  

1597  Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on December - 21.  

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 December - 21 pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1620  On this day in history the Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts  

1620  On this day in history 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]  

1628  On this day in history samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

1639  On this day in history jean Racin, writer  

1650  Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on this day in history.  

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  Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1736  On this day in history alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45  

1755  Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 on December - 21.  

1756  On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer  

1762  On December - 21 james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts  

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  On December - 21 barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876  

1803  The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on December - 21.  

1804  The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on December - 21.  

1401  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on December - 21.  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

1603  On this day in history birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

1616  On December - 21 birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on December - 21.  

0918  On December - 21 conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  On this day in history death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  On December - 21 henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

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