Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Friday, 24 October 2014
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 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
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 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 this day in history.
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 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.
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 On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1593 On this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on December - 24.
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 this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)