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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
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John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
1046

Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected

Event
1069

Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies

Death
1167

John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)

Birth
1294

Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII

Event
1380

John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies

Death
1453

John Dunstable, English composer, dies

Death
1476

400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy

Event
1515

Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor

Event
1524

Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55

Death
1541

Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61

Death
1548

Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies

Death
1564

Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver

Birth
1565

Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition

Event
1568

Uprising of Morisco's in Granada

Event
1593

Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed

Event
1651

John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope

Event
1653

Georg Motz, composer

Birth
1660

Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29

Death
1679

Domenico Natale Sarro, composer

Birth
1689

French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian

Birth
1707

No‰l Coypel, French painter, dies at 78

Death
1714

Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)

Birth
1715

Swedish troops occupy Norway

Event
1716

Patrice F earl De N‚ny, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council

Birth