Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Friday, 12 February 2016
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.
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 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on this day in history.
1069 On December - 24 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 December - 24.
1167 On this day in history john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.
1380 On December - 24 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 this day in history 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 On this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
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 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 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 On December - 24 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 December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1714 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.
1716 On this day in history 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 December - 24.
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.