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Historical Events In December - 24

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

1867  Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat on December - 24.  

1868  On this day in history emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)  

1869  Henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest) on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55  

1870  Rosario Scalero, composer on this day in history.  

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

1871  On December - 24 verdi's 'Aida' performed for the first time, in Cairo  

1871  Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy) on December - 24.  

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

1879  Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer on December - 24.  

1881  Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer on December - 24.  

1884  Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State on this day in history.  

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

1885  Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian, dies at 85 on December - 24.  

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

1888  The birth of Michael Curtiz, American director on this day in history.  

1889  Bicycle with a back-pedal brake patented on December - 24.  

1889  On December - 24 daniel Stover and William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake  

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

1889  On this day in history vladimir Sokoloff, Moscow Russia, actor (Road to Morocco)  

1893  On December - 24 henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor  

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

1894  On this day in history scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm  

1894  Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot on this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history herman Heijermans' "Ghetto," premieres in Amsterdam  

1898  Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41 on December - 24.  

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

1904  On this day in history german SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children  

1904  Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55  

1905  On this day in history howard Hughes born  

1905  On this day in history the birth of Howard Hughes, American tycoon  

1905  Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator on December - 24.  

1906  Reginald A Fessenden became first to broadcast music over radio (Mass) on December - 24.  

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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  On this day in history birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  On December - 24 birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) was born on this day in history.  

1491  On December - 24 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 December - 24.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  On December - 24 death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.  

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

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

1453  On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

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 this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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