Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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 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 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 On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 On this day in history thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
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 December - 24.
1548 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.
1564 On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.
1584 On this day in history 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 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on December - 24.
1653 Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.
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 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 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on this day in history.
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on December - 24.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)