Historical Events For December - 24
Monday, 24 July 2017
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
0563 On December - 24 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 On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
1167 The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on this day in history.
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.
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 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 this day in history.
1541 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.
1548 On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.
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 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 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.
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 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.