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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Thursday, 27 November 2014

0427  On this day in history 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  On December - 24 john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

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  On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

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

1476  On December - 24 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy  

1515  Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.  

1541  On December - 24 andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

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 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 this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope  

1653  Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.  

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  On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian  

1707  On this day in history 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 December - 24.  

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  Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.  

1726  Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on December - 24.  

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  On December - 24 birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on December - 24.  

1564  On December - 24 birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on December - 24.  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.  

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on this day in history.  

1380  On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.  

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

1541  On December - 24 andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies