Historical Events In December - 24
Friday, 15 January 2021
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
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 On December - 24 john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
1167 On this day in history the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.
1294 On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.
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 On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
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 On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On December - 24 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 this day in history.
1651 On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on this day in history.
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.
1689 On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 On December - 24 noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 On December - 24 swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.
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 December - 24.
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)