Historical Events In December - 21
Monday, 18 January 2021
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies
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 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 On this day in history the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 On December - 21 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) on December - 21.
1561 On December - 21 archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.
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 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer on this day in history.
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on December - 21.
1620 On this day in history 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on December - 21.
1639 On this day in history jean Racin, writer
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on December - 21.
1674 On December - 21 rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on December - 21.
1728 On this day in history hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1734 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on December - 21.
1736 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 on December - 21.
1755 On December - 21 caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1756 Thomas Anton Kunz, composer on December - 21.
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 December - 21 hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1800 On this day in history barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876
1803 On this day in history the Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor
1804 The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on this day in history.