Historical Events For December - 21
Sunday, 25 February 2018
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.
1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on December - 21.
1163 On December - 21 hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1295 On this day in history marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
1308 Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.
1579 On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.
1597 Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1598 On December - 21 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 On December - 21 pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on this day in history.
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 On December - 21 jean Racin, writer
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 December - 21.
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 On December - 21 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 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on this day in history.
1788 On December - 21 hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1800 On this day in history 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.