Historical Events In December - 24
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
0427 On this day in history archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
0563 On this day in history the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 On this day in history the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta
1167 On December - 24 john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
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 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on December - 24.
1515 On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
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 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.
1564 On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.
1584 On December - 24 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 December - 24.
1651 On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.
1714 On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on this day in history.
1724 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 On this day in history johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.