Historical Events For December - 24
Sunday, 19 November 2017
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.
0563 On this day in history the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on this day in history.
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.
1167 On this day in history the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta
1167 On this day in history john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.
1453 On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on December - 24.
1476 On December - 24 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 On this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
1524 On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55
1541 On this day in history andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61
1548 On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 On this day in history 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 On December - 24 storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1714 On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.