Historical Events Happened In December - 21
Saturday, 25 October 2014
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.
1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods on this day in history.
1295 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 this day in history.
1401 On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) on December - 21.
1561 On December - 21 archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 On this day in history flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
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 December - 21.
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer on this day in history.
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on December - 21.
1620 On December - 21 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1628 On December - 21 samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 On December - 21 jean Racin, writer
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on this day in history.
1674 On this day in history rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66
1688 On December - 21 pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
1728 On December - 21 hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1734 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1736 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 on December - 21.
1755 On this day in history caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1756 On December - 21 thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On this day in history james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history the Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor
1804 The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on this day in history.