Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Sunday, 26 April 2015
0427 On December - 24 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 December - 24 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 The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on December - 24.
1167 On December - 24 john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
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 On December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
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 On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55
1541 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1548 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.
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 December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
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 On this day in history 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 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 On this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)