Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Friday, 21 October 2016
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 On December - 24 john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on December - 24.
1167 On December - 24 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 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 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.
1524 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.
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 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.
1584 On December - 24 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 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.
1651 On December - 24 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 this day in history.
1679 On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on this day in history.
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.