Historical Events For December - 24
Friday, 20 January 2017
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 December - 24.
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 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.
1167 On this day in history the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta
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 December - 24.
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 On this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
1524 On December - 24 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 December - 24.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.
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 this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
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 On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on this day in history.
1715 On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.