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.