Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Monday, 26 September 2016
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 December - 24.
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 December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.
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 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on December - 24.
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.
1524 On this day in history 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 December - 24.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.
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 On this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.
1660 On this day in history mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.