Historical Events In December - 24
Monday, 17 February 2020
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
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 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 this day in history.
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 On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
1524 On this day in history 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 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.
1568 On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
1584 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 on December - 24.
1593 On this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.
1660 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.
1689 On December - 24 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 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.
1724 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.
1745 On this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)