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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1046  Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on this day in history.  

1069  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1167  On this day in history john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1294  On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor  

1524  On this day in history vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

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  On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1565  On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition  

1568  Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.  

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 this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed  

1651  John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.  

1653  Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78  

1714  On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)  

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.  

1716  Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.  

1719  On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London  

1726  On this day in history johann Ernst Hartmann, composer  

1745  Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on this day in history.  

1167  On this day in history birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  On this day in history birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  On this day in history birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on this day in history.  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1069  On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

1453  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1524  On this day in history 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.