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Historical Events Happened In December - 21

Wednesday, 23 July 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 this day in history.  

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

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1401  On this day in history the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter  

1518  On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

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

1561  On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed  

1579  On this day in history vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

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 this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1620  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1639  Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht  

1674  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1734  Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1736  Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1755  On this day in history caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47  

1756  On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer  

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  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  On this day in history the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician  

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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  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.  

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

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.  

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  

1295  On this day in history death of 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  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  

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