Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Saturday, 28 March 2015
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 On December - 24 john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
1167 The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on this day in history.
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.
1380 On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.
1475 On December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on this day in history.
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.
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 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.
1565 On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.
1584 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 on this day in history.
1593 On December - 24 storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.
1660 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1714 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 On December - 24 swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.
1719 On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.