Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
0427 On December - 24 archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
0563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on this day in history.
0640 On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 On December - 24 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 December - 24.
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 On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 On December - 24 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 On this day in history andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61
1548 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.
1564 On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.
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 December - 24 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 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on this day in history.
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.
1714 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on this day in history.
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.