Historical Events In December - 21
Sunday, 01 October 2023
0072 On December - 21 thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.
1117 On this day in history thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods on this day in history.
1295 Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on December - 21.
1308 On December - 21 henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies
1375 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.
1401 On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician on December - 21.
1537 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) on December - 21.
1561 Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.
1579 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.
1582 On this day in history flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1597 On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76
1598 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" on December - 21.
1616 On December - 21 pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on December - 21.
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] on December - 21.
1628 On December - 21 samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on December - 21.
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 December - 21 philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
1736 On December - 21 alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45
1755 Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 on December - 21.
1756 On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts on this day in history.
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on this day in history.
1788 On this day in history hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on this day in history.
1803 The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on December - 21.
1804 The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on this day in history.