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Historical Events Happened In December - 21

Friday, 22 August 2014

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  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 this day in history.  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

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

1561  Archbishop Granvelle installed on this day in history.  

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

1582  Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on this day in history.  

1597  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

1639  Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.  

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  Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47  

1756  Thomas Anton Kunz, composer on this day in history.  

1762  James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on this day in history.  

1784  John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

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

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On this day in history death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

1375  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

1504  On this day in history death of bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  On this day in history death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter