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Historical Events In December - 21

Monday, 21 June 2021

0072  On this day in history thomas the Apostle  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1117  On December - 21 thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

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  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

1401  On this day in history the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician on this day in history.  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) on this day in history.  

1561  On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed  

1579  Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

1582  Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on this day in history.  

1597  On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76  

1598  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]  

1628  On this day in history samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

1639  On December - 21 jean Racin, writer  

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 December - 21.  

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  On December - 21 caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47  

1756  On December - 21 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  On December - 21 hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam  

1800  On December - 21 barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876  

1803  On December - 21 the Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor  

1804  The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on December - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On December - 21 birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  On December - 21 birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on December - 21.  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

1603  On this day in history birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

1616  On this day in history birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  On December - 21 birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On December - 21 death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.  

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.  

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  

1504  On this day in history death of bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)  

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

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