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Historical Events In August - 24

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

0079  On August - 24 mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die  

0410  Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire on August - 24.  

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

1113  On this day in history 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  Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid on this day in history.  

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  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

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

1371  Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

1391  On August - 24 jews of Palma Majorca massacred  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) on August - 24.  

1456  On August - 24 the printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.  

1511  Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka on August - 24.  

1516  Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria on August - 24.  

1531  On this day in history ercole Bottrigari, composer  

1542  On this day in history conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain  

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 this day in history gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

1579  On this day in history john Amner, composer  

1591  Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized) on August - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1654  Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht on this day in history.  

1658  On August - 24 battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish  

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

1664  On this day in history maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)  

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  On this day in history birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  On August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on August - 24.  

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

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1103  On August - 24 magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on this day in history.  

1572  On August - 24 death of gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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