Historical Events In December - 21
Thursday, 20 February 2020
0072 On this day in history thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.
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 On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1401 On December - 21 the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter
1518 On December - 21 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 On this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1561 On this day in history archbishop Granvelle installed
1579 On this day in history vicente Masip, Spanish painter
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 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer on December - 21.
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 this day in history samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 On this day in history jean Racin, writer
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht on this day in history.
1674 Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 on December - 21.
1688 On December - 21 pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1756 On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On December - 21 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 this day in history.
1800 On this day in history barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876
1803 The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on this day in history.
1804 On December - 21 the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician