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Historical Events In December - 24

Friday, 18 September 2020

1867  Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat on this day in history.  

1868  On December - 24 emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)  

1869  On December - 24 henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)  

1869  Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55 on December - 24.  

1870  On this day in history rosario Scalero, composer  

1871  Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at Suez canal opening on this day in history.  

1871  Verdi's 'Aida' performed for the first time, in Cairo on this day in history.  

1871  Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy) on this day in history.  

1874  Pope Pius IX proclaims a jubilee for 1875 on December - 24.  

1879  On this day in history stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer  

1881  Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer on December - 24.  

1884  Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State on December - 24.  

1885  Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump) on December - 24.  

1885  On December - 24 louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian, dies at 85  

1887  On this day in history louis Jouvet, Crozon France, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise)  

1888  On December - 24 the birth of Michael Curtiz, American director  

1889  On December - 24 bicycle with a back-pedal brake patented  

1889  On this day in history daniel Stover and William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake  

1889  Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake on this day in history.  

1889  Vladimir Sokoloff, Moscow Russia, actor (Road to Morocco) on December - 24.  

1893  On this day in history henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor  

1893  Carl Brisson, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Murder at the Vanities) on December - 24.  

1894  Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm on December - 24.  

1894  On this day in history georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot  

1898  Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto," premieres in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1898  Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history herman Heijermans' "Hope of Blessing" premieres in Amsterdam  

1904  On December - 24 german SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children  

1904  On this day in history daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist  

1904  Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1905  Howard Hughes born on December - 24.  

1905  The birth of Howard Hughes, American tycoon on December - 24.  

1905  On this day in history anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator  

1906  On this day in history reginald A Fessenden became first to broadcast music over radio (Mass)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On December - 24 birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on December - 24.  

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.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on this day in history.  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

1453  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1524  On this day in history 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 December - 24.  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.  

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