Historical Events In December - 06
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
0343 Saint Nicholas on this day in history.
0963 Leo VIII elected Pope on December - 06.
1060 Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary on December - 06.
1160 On December - 06 jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras
1185 Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1196 Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolaas Flood" on December - 06.
1240 On December - 06 mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev
1352 On this day in history clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies
1421 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71) on December - 06.
1424 On December - 06 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 December - 06.
1492 Haiti discovered by Columbus, at Mole Saint Nicolas on December - 06.
1527 Pope Clemens VII fleas to Orvieto on this day in history.
1531 On December - 06 john Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded
1534 On December - 06 quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish
1550 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer on this day in history.
1550 On December - 06 pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48
1562 On December - 06 jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies
1598 On this day in history elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78
1608 On this day in history george Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland
1631 On this day in history the first predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
1631 On December - 06 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
1640 Matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1641 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands on this day in history.
1648 On this day in history pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament
1651 On December - 06 anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68
1658 Gracian, writer, dies on this day in history.
1723 Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution on December - 06.
1731 On December - 06 s von Laroche, writer
1732 On this day in history 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC
1732 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84) on this day in history.
1743 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer on December - 06.
1745 Charles Edward Stewart and the Jacobite Army retreated from Derby, England on this day in history.