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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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  John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

1046  On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected  

1069  On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1294  On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII  

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.  

1475  On this day in history thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1476  On this day in history 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy  

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 this day in history.  

1541  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition  

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 this day in 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  On this day in history georg Motz, composer  

1660  On this day in history mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29  

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

1689  On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian  

1707  Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1714  Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on this day in history.  

1715  On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway  

1716  On this day in history patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council  

1719  On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.  

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)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on this day in history.  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on this day in history.  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on this day in history.  

1475  On this day in history birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

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

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on this day in history.  

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

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