Historical Events For December - 24
Saturday, 27 May 2017
0427 On December - 24 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 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.
1069 On December - 24 godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
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 December - 24.
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.
1453 On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on December - 24.
1476 On this day in history 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.
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 On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
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 On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
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 this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 On this day in history mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on this day in history.
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.