Historical Events For December - 21
Friday, 20 January 2017
0072 On December - 21 thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.
1117 On December - 21 thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
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 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.
1401 The birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter on this day in history.
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)
1561 Archbishop Granvelle installed on this day in history.
1579 On this day in history vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 On December - 21 flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1597 On this day in history 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 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer on December - 21.
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on this day in history.
1620 On this day in history 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on this day in history.
1639 On December - 21 jean Racin, writer
1650 On December - 21 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 December - 21 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 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1788 On December - 21 hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on December - 21.
1803 On December - 21 the Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor
1804 On December - 21 the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician