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Historical Events In August - 24

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1669  On this day in history alessandro Marcello, composer  

1680  On August - 24 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 this day in history.  

1682  On August - 24 duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn  

1683  Meinrad Spiess, composer on August - 24.  

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  Sea battle at Malaga on August - 24.  

1712  On August - 24 cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer  

1712  On August - 24 thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54  

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

1724  Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75 on August - 24.  

1725  Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer on this day in history.  

1733  On this day in history david Traugott Nicolai, composer  

1751  Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch on this day in history.  

1759  William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade on August - 24.  

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

1770  Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history james Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)  

1789  On this day in history the birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer  

1801  Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1808  On August - 24 benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

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

1814  On this day in history washington, D.C. is burned by the British.  

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

1816  The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri on August - 24.  

1816  On August - 24 daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables  

1817  On this day in history aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS]  

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

1820  Jacopo Tomadini, composer on August - 24.  

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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  On this day in history birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  

1198  On this day in history birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

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

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

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

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

1531  On August - 24 birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On this day in history 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 this day in history eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

1371  On August - 24 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 August - 24 death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

1572  On this day in history death of gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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