Historical Events In December - 21
Monday, 06 April 2020
0072 On December - 21 thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.
1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on December - 21.
1163 On December - 21 hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1295 On December - 21 marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
1308 Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on December - 21.
1375 On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1401 The birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter on December - 21.
1518 On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 On this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 On December - 21 archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 On this day in history vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 On December - 21 flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1597 Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1598 On December - 21 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 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 Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 on December - 21.
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on this day in history.
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on this day in history.
1734 On this day in history philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
1736 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 on December - 21.
1755 Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1756 On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On December - 21 james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1784 On this day in history john Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)
1788 Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam on this day in history.
1800 On this day in history barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876
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