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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.  

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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 August - 24.  

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 this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on August - 24.  

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  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on August - 24.  

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

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

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

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  Death of Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on this day in history.  

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