Historical Events For December - 24
Thursday, 30 March 2017
0427 On December - 24 archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
0563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on this day in history.
0640 On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on this day in history.
1069 On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
1167 On December - 24 the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta
1167 On December - 24 john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
1294 On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on this day in history.
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.
1524 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.
1541 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1548 On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
1584 On this day in history basque whaler Joanes de Echaniz dictates his last will and testament at Carol's Cove, near Red Bay Labrador, it is the oldest surviving will in Canadian history.
1593 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.
1651 On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On this day in history georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on this day in history.
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.
1707 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.
1719 On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.