Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Friday, 29 May 2015
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 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 December - 24.
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 December - 24.
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on December - 24.
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on December - 24.
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 this day in history.
1541 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.
1548 On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.
1568 On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
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 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 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 On December - 24 noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on December - 24.
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 On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 On this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)