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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

0563  On December - 24 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 December - 24.  

1046  On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.  

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  Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII 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.  

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

1476  On this day in history 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy  

1515  On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

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

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

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  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 on this day in history.  

1593  Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.  

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

1653  On this day in history georg Motz, composer  

1660  On this day in history mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29  

1679  On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer  

1689  On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian  

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  Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.  

1719  Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.  

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  On December - 24 birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on December - 24.  

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) was born on December - 24.  

1491  On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

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

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on December - 24.  

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  On this day in history death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.  

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

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

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

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

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.