Historical Events In December - 21
Sunday, 07 March 2021
0072 Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.
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 December - 21 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 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 December - 21 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
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 this day in history.
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.
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 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on this day in history.
1639 Jean Racin, writer on December - 21.
1650 On December - 21 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 On December - 21 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 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 December - 21 thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On December - 21 james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
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 December - 21.
1800 On December - 21 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 this day in history.