Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Sunday, 26 June 2016
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 December - 24.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on this day in history.
1167 On this day in history john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
1294 On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on this day in history.
1515 On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
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 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 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.
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 December - 24 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 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.
1707 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 December - 24.