Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Sunday, 29 May 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 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
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 On December - 24 john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
1294 On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.
1475 On this day in history thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 On December - 24 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.
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 On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.
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 December - 24.
1593 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.
1653 On this day in history 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 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.
1707 On December - 24 noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on this day in history.
1715 On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway
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 On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)