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Historical Events In August - 24

Sunday, 09 May 2021

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

0079  Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die on August - 24.  

0410  Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire on this day in history.  

1103  On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

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

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

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland on August - 24.  

1215  On August - 24 pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid  

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

1217  On this day in history eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

1313  On this day in history henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies.  

1313  On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1349  6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz on this day in history.  

1371  On this day in history eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1391  Jews of Palma Majorca massacred on August - 24.  

1420  On August - 24 albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

1456  The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed on August - 24.  

1511  On August - 24 portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka  

1516  Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria on this day in history.  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer on August - 24.  

1542  Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on August - 24.  

1561  On this day in history willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon  

1572  On August - 24 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 August - 24 robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)  

1595  On this day in history thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies  

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

1647  On August - 24 nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61  

1654  On August - 24 louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht  

1658  On August - 24 battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish  

1662  Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer on August - 24.  

1664  Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610) on this day in history.  

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  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on this day in history.  

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

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on August - 24.  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on August - 24.  

1358  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

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

1420  On this day in history birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on August - 24.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On this day in history death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  On August - 24 magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

1217  On this day in history eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

1313  On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1371  On this day in history death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  On this day in history death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history death of gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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