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Historical Events Happened In December - 21

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

0072  On December - 21 thomas the Apostle  

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

1117  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on December - 21.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1401  On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter  

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

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) on December - 21.  

1561  On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed  

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

1582  On December - 21 flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583  

1597  Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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  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  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 December - 21.  

1674  Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 on December - 21.  

1688  On this day in history pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham  

1728  Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on this day in history.  

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  Thomas Anton Kunz, composer on December - 21.  

1762  On December - 21 james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts  

1784  On December - 21 john Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)  

1788  Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam on this day in history.  

1800  On this day in history barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876  

1803  The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on this day in history.  

1804  The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on December - 21.  

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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  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.  

Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On December - 21 death of thomas the Apostle  

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

1295  Death of 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  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  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.