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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

0427  On December - 24 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 this day in history.  

0640  On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

1046  On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected  

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

1167  The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on December - 24.  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.  

1294  Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

1453  On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1475  On December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1476  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.  

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

1565  Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.  

1568  Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.  

1584  On December - 24 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  Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.  

1660  Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1679  On December - 24 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 December - 24.  

1714  On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)  

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1745  Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On December - 24 birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on this day in history.  

1389  On December - 24 birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

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  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on December - 24.  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  On December - 24 death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

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

1257  On December - 24 death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.  

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  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.