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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Sunday, 01 February 2015

0427  On this day in history archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

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 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  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  On this day in history 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 December - 24.  

1476  On December - 24 400 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 December - 24.  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.  

1564  On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1565  Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.  

1568  On this day in history uprising of Morisco's in Granada  

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  On December - 24 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 this day in history georg Motz, composer  

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  French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.  

1707  Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.  

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  Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.  

1724  Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on December - 24.  

1726  Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On this day in history birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  On December - 24 birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on this day in history.  

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) was born on December - 24.  

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on December - 24.  

1508  On this day in history birth of pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)  

1564  On December - 24 birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  On this day in history death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  On December - 24 godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) 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  

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  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.