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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Saturday, 20 September 2014

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

1046  Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.  

1167  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1651  John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on December - 24.  

1653  Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.  

1660  On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29  

1679  Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.  

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  Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.  

1716  Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.  

1719  On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  On this day in history 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)  

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

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

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on this day in history.  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on December - 24.  

1588  On December - 24 birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

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 this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on December - 24.  

1380  On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

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

1524  On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

1541  On this day in history 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