Historical Events Happened In December - 21
Thursday, 25 August 2016
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 On December - 21 thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
1163 On December - 21 hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1295 On December - 21 marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
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 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 December - 21.
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer on this day in history.
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on December - 21.
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] on this day in history.
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on December - 21.
1639 Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.
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 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on this day in history.
1728 On December - 21 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 Thomas Anton Kunz, composer on December - 21.
1762 James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on December - 21.
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 December - 21.
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 December - 21.