Historical Events In December - 24
Sunday, 29 November 2020
0427 On December - 24 archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
0563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on December - 24.
0640 On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on this day in history.
1167 On December - 24 john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
1294 On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
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 December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on this day in history.
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.
1524 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.
1541 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1548 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.
1564 On this day in history abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.
1584 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1660 On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.
1689 On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1707 On December - 24 noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on this day in history.
1715 On December - 24 swedish troops occupy Norway
1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.
1719 On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 On this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)