Historical Events In December - 21
Friday, 19 July 2019
0072 Thomas the Apostle on December - 21.
0918 On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies
1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on December - 21.
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods on December - 21.
1295 On this day in history 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 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.
1401 The birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter on this day in history.
1518 On December - 21 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 On this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 Archbishop Granvelle installed on this day in history.
1579 On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on this day in history.
1597 Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on December - 21.
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 this day in history.
1620 On this day in history 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1628 On this day in history samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
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 December - 21.
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on this day in history.
1734 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1736 On this day in history alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45
1755 On December - 21 caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1756 On December - 21 thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On this day in history 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 December - 21.
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on this day in history.
1803 On this day in history the Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor
1804 On December - 21 the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician