Historical Events In December - 18
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
0468 On this day in history huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita
0821 On this day in history theodulf, Bishop of Orléans
1118 On December - 18 aragon's Alfonso the Battler takes Saragossa December 18 from the Almoravid king Ali ibn-Yusuf, whose father defeated Castile's Alfonso VI in 1086
1118 On December - 18 alfonso van Aragon occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden
1133 On this day in history hildebert, French writer
1271 Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China on December - 18.
1352 Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI on December - 18.
1406 Anton van Bourgondies becomes duke of Brabant on December - 18.
1505 On December - 18 john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed
1562 Philipp Dulichius, composer on this day in history.
1565 Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1569 Jakob Hassler, composer on this day in history.
1577 Anna, duchess of Saxon/wife of prince Willem of Orange, dies at 32 on this day in history.
1597 Barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1603 Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies on this day in history.
1610 Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist on this day in history.
1621 On December - 18 english parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
1633 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised on December - 18.
1633 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62 on December - 18.
1635 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian on this day in history.
1638 Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies on December - 18.
1651 Francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54 on December - 18.
1661 The "S.S.Elizabeth" of Burntisland lost off the English coast with the Scottish records aboard, being returned from London to which they had been taken by Oliver Cromwell on this day in history.
1667 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer on December - 18.
1707 On December - 18 charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)
1709 Elizabeth, empress of Russia (to Peter the Great & Catherine I) on this day in history.
1710 Peter Codde, apostile vicar (1688-1704), dies at 62 on December - 18.
1719 On December - 18 thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"
1732 On this day in history johann Valentin Eckelt, composer, dies at 59
1734 On December - 18 jean-Baptiste Rey, composer
1737 On December - 18 antonio Stradivari, world-famous violin maker, dies in Cremona, Italy.
1737 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93 on this day in history.
1745 Skirmish at Clifton where retreating Jacobite forces under Lord George Murray, defeated General Bland's Hanoverian troops. The last battle to be fought on English soil on December - 18.
1751 On this day in history kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62