Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Friday, 19 December 2014
0427 On this day in history 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 December - 24.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
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 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 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on December - 24.
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 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.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.
1568 On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
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 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 On this day in history georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.
1707 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on December - 24.
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 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 On this day in history johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)