Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Saturday, 28 November 2015
0427 On this day in history 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 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 On December - 24 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 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.
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 December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on this day in history.
1515 On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
1524 On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55
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 this day in history.
1564 On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 On this day in history uprising of Morisco's in Granada
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 December - 24.
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.
1653 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 On this day in history johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)