Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Monday, 31 August 2015
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
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 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
1046 On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
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 December - 24.
1294 On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
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 December - 24.
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on December - 24.
1515 On this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
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 December - 24.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.
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 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.
1651 On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.
1679 On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
1707 On December - 24 noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
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 December - 24.
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 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.