Historical Events In August - 24
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on August - 24.
0079 On this day in history mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die
0410 Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire on this day in history.
1103 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.
1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy on this day in history.
1200 John of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral on this day in history.
1210 On August - 24 floris IV, Count of Holland
1215 On this day in history pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on August - 24.
1217 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.
1313 Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies on this day in history.
1313 On August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
1349 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz on August - 24.
1371 On this day in history eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1391 On August - 24 jews of Palma Majorca massacred
1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) on this day in history.
1456 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed on this day in history.
1511 On this day in history portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
1516 On this day in history battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1531 On August - 24 ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on this day in history.
1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon on this day in history.
1572 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants on August - 24.
1572 On August - 24 gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 On August - 24 john Amner, composer
1591 On August - 24 robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on this day in history.
1608 On this day in history 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61 on August - 24.
1654 Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht on August - 24.
1658 On this day in history battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish
1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer on this day in history.
1664 On August - 24 maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57 on this day in history.