Historical Events In December - 24
Thursday, 24 September 2020
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
0563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on December - 24.
0640 On December - 24 john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on December - 24.
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.
1294 On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.
1475 On December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 On this day in history 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor 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.
1564 On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.
1584 On this day in history 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.
1593 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on this day in history.
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.
1653 On December - 24 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 On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on December - 24.
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.
1719 On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)