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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

0079  Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on August - 24.  

0079  On August - 24 mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die  

0410  On this day in history rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1113  On August - 24 geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1200  On August - 24 john of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral.  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland on this day in history.  

1215  On this day in history pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid  

1217  On August - 24 battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France  

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

1313  On August - 24 henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies.  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

1349  On August - 24 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz  

1371  Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

1391  On this day in history jews of Palma Majorca massacred  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) on August - 24.  

1456  The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed on this day in history.  

1511  Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka on this day in history.  

1516  Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria on August - 24.  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer on August - 24.  

1542  On this day in history conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain  

1561  Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history king Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants  

1572  On August - 24 gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

1579  John Amner, composer on August - 24.  

1591  On this day in history robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)  

1595  Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on this day in history.  

1608  1st English convoy lands at Surat India on this day in history.  

1647  Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61 on August - 24.  

1654  Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht on this day in history.  

1658  Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish on this day in history.  

1662  On this day in history act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer  

1664  Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610) on August - 24.  

1666  On August - 24 francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  

1198  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  On August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  On this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on August - 24.  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On August - 24 death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.  

1313  On August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

1542  On August - 24 death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

1572  On August - 24 death of gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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