Historical Events In December - 24
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
0427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.
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 this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
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 On this day in history john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.
1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.
1453 On December - 24 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 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.
1548 On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.
1565 On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1568 On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada
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 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on this day in history.
1651 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.
1714 On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.
1716 On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
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 December - 24.
1745 On this day in history benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)