Historical Events In December - 06
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
0343 On December - 06 saint Nicholas
0963 On this day in history leo VIII elected Pope
1060 On December - 06 béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary
1160 On this day in history jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras
1185 Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on December - 06.
1196 On this day in history northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolaas Flood"
1240 On December - 06 mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev
1352 Clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies on this day in history.
1421 On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)
1424 On this day in history don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews
1491 On December - 06 king Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Hispaniola, later changed to Haiti on this day in history.
1492 On December - 06 haiti discovered by Columbus, at Mole Saint Nicolas
1527 Pope Clemens VII fleas to Orvieto on December - 06.
1531 John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded on December - 06.
1534 On this day in history quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish
1550 On this day in history orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer
1550 On December - 06 pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48
1562 On this day in history jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies
1598 Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78 on December - 06.
1608 On December - 06 george Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland
1631 On December - 06 the first predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
1631 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed on this day in history.
1640 On this day in history matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75
1641 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands on this day in history.
1648 On December - 06 pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament
1651 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68 on December - 06.
1658 On this day in history gracian, writer, dies
1723 Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution on this day in history.
1731 On December - 06 s von Laroche, writer
1732 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC on December - 06.
1732 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84) on this day in history.
1743 On this day in history franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer
1745 Charles Edward Stewart and the Jacobite Army retreated from Derby, England on December - 06.