Historical Events In December - 24
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.
0563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on this day in history.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
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 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.
1380 On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on December - 24.
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 December - 24 andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61
1548 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.
1564 On this day in history 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 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 On December - 24 storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.
1653 Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.
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 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 On this day in history patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 On this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)