Historical Events Happened In December - 21
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
0072 Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.
0918 On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies
1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on December - 21.
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods on this day in history.
1295 On December - 21 marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
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 this day in history.
1401 The birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter on December - 21.
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 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.
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 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 December - 21.
1616 On December - 21 pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1620 On December - 21 the Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts
1620 On this day in history 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on December - 21.
1639 Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on December - 21.
1674 On December - 21 rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on this day in history.
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on December - 21.
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 this day in history.
1762 James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on this day in history.
1784 On December - 21 john Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)
1788 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1804 On this day in history the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician