Historical Events In December - 24
Saturday, 24 August 2019
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.
0563 On December - 24 the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
0640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.
1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.
1167 On December - 24 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 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.
1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.
1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.
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 this day in history vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55
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 December - 24.
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.
1568 On this day in history 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 On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1653 On December - 24 georg Motz, composer
1660 Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on this day in history.
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 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
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 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.
1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.