Historical Events In December - 24
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
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 December - 24 john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on this day in history.
1069 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on December - 24.
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.
1380 On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.
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 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.
1524 On this day in history 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 this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.
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 December - 24.
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 December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
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 On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
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.