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Historical Events In December - 21

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

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

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

1561  Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.  

1579  Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.  

1582  Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.  

1597  Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1620  The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on this day in history.  

1620  On December - 21 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]  

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 December - 21 rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66  

1688  On this day in history pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham  

1728  On December - 21 hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer  

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  Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1756  Thomas Anton Kunz, composer on this day in history.  

1762  James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1804  On this day in history 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 December - 21 birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  On December - 21 birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  On December - 21 birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

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

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on December - 21.  

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

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.  

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

1295  Death of 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 December - 21.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.  

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

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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