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)