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