Historical Events For December - 24
Monday, 25 September 2017
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 December - 24 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 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 December - 24.
1294 On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
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 December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 On December - 24 400 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 December - 24.
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 this day in history.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.
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 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.
1651 On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On December - 24 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 December - 24 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 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on December - 24.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)