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.