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 This day in History - December 10
391 Historic Events for December 10
741

Zacharias becomes Pope

Event
969

Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered

Death
1041

Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies

Death
1198

Averro‰s ibn-Rusjd, Moorish philosopher, dies

Death
1294

Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)

Event
1490

Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90

Death
1508

League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

Event
1520

Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant

Event
1524

Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death

Death
1538

Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)

Birth
1572

Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72

Death
1582

France begins use of Gregorian calendar

Event
1595

Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59

Death
1603

William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59

Death
1616

Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74

Death
1638

Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49

Death
1652

Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet

Event
1665

Tarquinio Mercula, composer, dies

Death
1672

NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY and Boston

Event
1679

Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders

Birth
1688

King James II flees London

Event
1690

Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money

Event
1691

Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist

Birth
1741

Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly and Children)

Birth
1745

Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws into Manchester

Event