Historical Events Happened In December - 24
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.
0563 On this day in history the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
0640 On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
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 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 December - 24.
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.
1453 On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.
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 On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55
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 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.
1584 On this day in history 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 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on December - 24.
1653 Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.
1660 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
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 December - 24.
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on December - 24.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.