Historical Events In December - 24
Monday, 16 December 2019
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.
0563 On December - 24 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 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 December - 24.
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.
1380 On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
1453 On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies
1475 On this day in history thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on December - 24.
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
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 this day in history.
1593 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on December - 24.
1653 Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.
1660 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer
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 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.
1716 On December - 24 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 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.