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