Concept

December 24

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 502 – Chinese emperor Xiao Yan names Xiao Tong his heir designate.
  • 640 – Pope John IV is elected, several months after his predecessor's death.
  • 759 – Tang dynasty poet Du Fu departs for Chengdu, where he is hosted by fellow poet Pei Di. *1144 – The capital of the crusader County of Edessa falls to Imad ad-Din Zengi, the atabeg of Mosul and Aleppo. *1294 – Pope Boniface VIII is elected, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned. *1500 – A joint Venetian–Spanish fleet captures the Castle of St. George on the island of Cephalonia. 1601–1900 *1737 – The Marathas defeat the combined forces of the Mughal Empire, Rajputs of Jaipur, Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab of Awadh and Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of Bhopal. *1777 – Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook. *1800 – The Plot of the rue Saint-Nicaise fails to kill Napoleon Bonaparte. *1814 – Representativ
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