Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Thursday, 25 August 2016
0427 On this day in history archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
0563 On December - 24 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 December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 On December - 24 the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on December - 24.
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.
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 On this day in history thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 On this day in history 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
1524 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
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 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 December - 24.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.
1714 On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)