Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Sunday, 01 February 2015
0427 On this day in history archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
0563 On this day in history the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.
1069 On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
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 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on December - 24.
1476 On December - 24 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 On December - 24 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 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 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.
1568 On this day in history 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 this day in history georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
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 On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.
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 this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)