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Historical Events In August - 24

Friday, 26 February 2021

1669  Alessandro Marcello, composer on this day in history.  

1680  On this day in history death of Colonel (Thomas) Blood, Irish adventurer who stole Crown Jewels from Tower of London in 1671.  

1680  Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried on August - 24.  

1682  Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn on August - 24.  

1683  On this day in history meinrad Spiess, composer  

1690  Calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company on August - 24.  

1690  On this day in history job Charnock establishes an English trading post in West Bengal, considered the official founding of India's largest city, Calcutta.  

1690  Job Charnock founds Calcutta India on this day in history.  

1694  On August - 24 theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]  

1704  On August - 24 sea battle at Malaga  

1712  Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.  

1712  Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54 on August - 24.  

1724  On this day in history the birth of George Stubbs, British painter  

1724  On August - 24 andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75  

1725  On this day in history johann Balthasar Kehl, composer  

1733  On this day in history david Traugott Nicolai, composer  

1751  On August - 24 thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch  

1759  William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade on this day in history.  

1759  Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44 on August - 24.  

1770  Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies on August - 24.  

1772  On this day in history willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40)  

1787  On this day in history wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526  

1787  On August - 24 james Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)  

1789  The birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer on August - 24.  

1801  Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68 on August - 24.  

1808  Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army) on August - 24.  

1814  On this day in history british sack Washington, DC, White House burned  

1814  Washington, D.C. is burned by the British on August - 24.  

1814  British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks on August - 24.  

1816  On this day in history the Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.  

1816  Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables on August - 24.  

1817  Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS] on this day in history.  

1820  Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century on August - 24.  

1820  On August - 24 jacopo Tomadini, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on this day in history.  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on this day in history.  

1358  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  On this day in history birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

1420  On this day in history birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

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

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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  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.  

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 August - 24.  

1371  On this day in history death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

1542  On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

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

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