Historical Events In December - 24
Monday, 15 October 2018
0427 On December - 24 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 On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.
1167 On this day in history the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta
1167 John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.
1294 On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1380 On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.
1475 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.
1565 On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
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 this day in history.
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.
1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1714 On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.
1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 On this day in history johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)