Historical Events In December - 21
Monday, 20 January 2020
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.
1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.
1163 On December - 21 hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1295 Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1401 On this day in history the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) on December - 21.
1561 On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.
1597 Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer on this day in history.
1620 The Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts on December - 21.
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] on this day in history.
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on this day in history.
1639 On December - 21 jean Racin, writer
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 this day in history.
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on December - 21.
1728 On this day in history hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1734 On this day in history philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
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 December - 21 james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
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 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 December - 21.