Historical Events In December - 21
Friday, 17 August 2018
0072 On December - 21 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 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 this day in history.
1375 On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1401 On this day in history 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 Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.
1579 On December - 21 vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1582 On December - 21 flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1597 On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76
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 this day in history.
1628 On this day in history samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 On this day in history jean Racin, writer
1650 On this day in history johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht
1674 On December - 21 rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham on this day in history.
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on December - 21.
1734 On this day in history 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 December - 21.
1756 On this day in history thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1762 On this day in history james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1784 On December - 21 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 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 on December - 21.
1803 On December - 21 the Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor
1804 The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on December - 21.