Historical Events Happened In December - 21
Friday, 22 May 2015
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 On December - 21 conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies
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 On December - 21 marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
1308 On December - 21 henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies
1375 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.
1401 The birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter on December - 21.
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 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 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 December - 21.
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 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on this day in history.
1639 Jean Racin, writer on December - 21.
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on this day in history.
1674 On December - 21 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 On this day in history hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1734 On this day in history philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
1736 On December - 21 alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45
1755 Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1756 On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on December - 21.
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on December - 21.
1788 Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam on this day in history.
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 December - 21.