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Historical Events Happened In December - 21

Monday, 30 March 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  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on December - 21.  

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

1401  The birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter on December - 21.  

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

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  On December - 21 flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583  

1597  On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76  

1598  On this day in history 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".  

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

1620  On December - 21 the Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts  

1620  103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] on this day in history.  

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

1639  Jean Racin, writer on December - 21.  

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

1674  Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 on this day in history.  

1688  On December - 21 pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham  

1728  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1756  Thomas Anton Kunz, composer on December - 21.  

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  Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam on this day in history.  

1800  Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on this day in history.  

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  On December - 21 birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

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 December - 21.  

1603  On this day in history birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

1616  On December - 21 birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On this day in history death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  Death of 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.  

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

1549  On December - 21 death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  On December - 21 death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter