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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

0079  Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on this day in history.  

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 August - 24.  

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

1215  Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid on August - 24.  

1217  Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on August - 24.  

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

1313  Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies on August - 24.  

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

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

1371  Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.  

1391  Jews of Palma Majorca massacred on this day in history.  

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 August - 24 battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer on August - 24.  

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

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

1579  On this day in history john Amner, composer  

1591  Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized) on this day in history.  

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

1608  1st English convoy lands at Surat India on August - 24.  

1647  On this day in history nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61  

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

1658  Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish on this day in history.  

1662  On August - 24 act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer  

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  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

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 this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

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

1531  On this day in history birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On August - 24 death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

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 this day in history.  

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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