Historical Events In December - 21
Sunday, 02 October 2022
0072 On December - 21 thomas the Apostle
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 On December - 21 hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
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 On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1401 On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.
1582 On December - 21 flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1597 Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on December - 21.
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 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 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on this day in history.
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 December - 21.
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on December - 21.
1734 On December - 21 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 December - 21 thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On this day in history james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs) on December - 21.
1788 On this day in history hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on December - 21.
1803 On this day in history 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