Historical Events In December - 24
Saturday, 21 April 2018
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
0563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on December - 24.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
1046 On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
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 December - 24.
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.
1294 On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies
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 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.
1541 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.
1548 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.
1565 On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.
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 On this day in history georg Motz, composer
1660 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
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 December - 24.
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.
1719 On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)