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Historical Events In December - 24

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1867  On this day in history manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat  

1868  On this day in history 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  On this day in history edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55  

1870  On December - 24 rosario Scalero, composer  

1871  Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at Suez canal opening on December - 24.  

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  On December - 24 pope Pius IX proclaims a jubilee for 1875  

1879  On December - 24 stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer  

1881  Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer on December - 24.  

1884  On December - 24 austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State  

1885  On this day in history arthur Dolphin, cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump)  

1885  Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1887  Louis Jouvet, Crozon France, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise) on December - 24.  

1888  The birth of Michael Curtiz, American director on December - 24.  

1889  Bicycle with a back-pedal brake patented on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history carl Brisson, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Murder at the Vanities)  

1894  On December - 24 scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm  

1894  Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot on December - 24.  

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

1898  On December - 24 eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41  

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 December - 24 daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist  

1904  Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55 on December - 24.  

1905  Howard Hughes born on this day in history.  

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

1905  Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator on this day in history.  

1906  Reginald A Fessenden became first to broadcast music over radio (Mass) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on December - 24.  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on this day in history.  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on this day in history.  

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

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on December - 24.  

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

1588  On this day in history birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

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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  On December - 24 godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  On December - 24 death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  On December - 24 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  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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