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Historical Events In December - 21

Friday, 03 July 2020

0072  Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

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 December - 21 hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods  

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

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1401  On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter  

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

1537  On December - 21 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  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  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 December - 21.  

1616  On this day in history 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 December - 21.  

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 December - 21 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 December - 21.  

1734  Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1736  On this day in history 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  James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on December - 21.  

1784  On this day in history john Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)  

1788  On December - 21 hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam  

1800  Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on this day in history.  

1803  The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on this day in history.  

1804  On December - 21 the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on December - 21.  

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

1596  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

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  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

0918  On December - 21 conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  On this day in history death of 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 December - 21.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.  

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