Historical Events For December - 21
Sunday, 19 February 2017
0072 Thomas the Apostle on December - 21.
0918 On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies
1117 On this day in history thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
1163 On this day in history hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1295 Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on December - 21.
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 December - 21.
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 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) on December - 21.
1561 Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.
1579 On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 On this day in history flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1597 On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76
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 this day in history pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1620 On this day in history the Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] on this day in history.
1628 On December - 21 samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on December - 21.
1674 Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 on December - 21.
1688 On this day in history pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
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 December - 21.
1755 On December - 21 caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1756 On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On this day in history james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
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 December - 21.
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on December - 21.
1803 The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on December - 21.
1804 On this day in history the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician