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Historical Events In December - 24

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1867  On December - 24 manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat  

1868  Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21) on this day in history.  

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  Rosario Scalero, composer on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State  

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

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 December - 24.  

1889  Daniel Stover and William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake on December - 24.  

1889  Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake on December - 24.  

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

1893  Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor on December - 24.  

1893  On this day in history carl Brisson, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Murder at the Vanities)  

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  Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto," premieres in Amsterdam on December - 24.  

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

1900  Herman Heijermans' "Hope of Blessing" premieres in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1905  Howard Hughes born on December - 24.  

1905  The birth of Howard Hughes, American tycoon on this day in history.  

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 December - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On this day in history birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  On December - 24 birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  On this day in history birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  On December - 24 birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

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  On December - 24 birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  On December - 24 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  On this day in history death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

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

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

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

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 December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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