Historical Events For December - 21
Friday, 21 July 2017
0072 On December - 21 thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.
1117 On December - 21 thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods on December - 21.
1295 On this day in history 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 December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1401 On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician on December - 21.
1537 On this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.
1579 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.
1582 On December - 21 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 On December - 21 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 On December - 21 samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.
1650 On December - 21 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 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on this day in history.
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on this day in history.
1734 On this day in history 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 On December - 21 thomas Anton Kunz, composer
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 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 December - 21.
1804 The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on December - 21.