Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Thursday, 27 November 2014
0427 On this day in history 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 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
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 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.
1453 On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 On this day in history thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 On December - 24 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
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 On December - 24 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 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.
1568 On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
1584 On December - 24 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 this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.
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 On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on December - 24.
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
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 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.