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